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Chris Greenwood signs with Vikings' practice squad

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Greenwood has joined the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad.

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Of the Detroit Lions' 22 cuts from Saturday, only 10 are without a team right now. On Sunday, 10 of them signed with the Lions' practice squad, and wide receiver Kris Durham was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans. Then, on Monday, cornerback Chris Greenwood was added to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad, meaning 12 of the Lions' cuts are with a team in some form.

For Greenwood, this is his third different NFL team since entering the league as a fifth-round pick of the Lions in 2012. He spent his rookie season on the Lions' practice squad, and he started out there again last year. He was actually signed to the Dallas Cowboys' 53-man roster for a few weeks, but he later returned to Detroit's practice squad. Eventually, he was promoted to the Lions' 53-man roster, and he appeared in three games, including last year's season finale in Minnesota.

This year, Greenwood was expected to make a big jump in his development and become a consistent contributor at cornerback for the Lions. That didn't exactly happen, though, and the Lions released him during the final round of cuts on Saturday. And on Sunday, rather than sign him to their practice squad again, the Lions opted for cornerback Mohammed Seisay instead.

Interestingly enough, Greenwood actually had offers from the Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks last year to join their respective practice squads before he decided to return to the Lions' practice squad. It's unclear if the Vikings were the only team interested in him this year, but either way, he's now got another opportunity to continue his NFL career.

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