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Lions make changes to roster, practice squad

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The Detroit Lions made some changes to their roster and practice squad on Tuesday.

Otto Greule Jr

The Detroit Lions have officially added cornerback help. They didn't sign Champ Bailey or another high-profile free agent, though, and they didn't even promote Mohammed Seisay from their practice squad. Instead, after placing cornerback Nevin Lawson on injured reserve, the Lions signed free agent Danny Gorrer.

Gorrer was most recently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He appeared in seven games for them last year, and he previously played for the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams. He was in Baltimore at the same time as current Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, so that could have had something to do with the Lions signing him.

In addition to signing Gorrer, the Lions promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from their practice squad. They had an open roster spot from when they released safety Nate Ness on Monday, and instead of adding another defensive back, they decided to bring up Stanford, who will likely mainly play special teams.

With Stanford being signed to the 53-man roster, the Lions filled their open spot on the practice squad with linebacker Jerrell Harris. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2012 and has already spent time with the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos and the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

You'll notice that none of the aforementioned moves involve kickers. At least as of right now, it looks like the Lions are going to stick with Nate Freese rather than sign one of the three kickers who worked out for them on Tuesday. That could always change, of course, but there have been no moves involving kickers so far.