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Lions to promote Mohammed Seisay from practice squad

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In need of extra cornerback depth, the Detroit Lions are going to promote Mohammed Seisay from their practice squad.

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With Cassius Vaughn ruled out for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions are in need of help at cornerback. They are currently down to only three healthy cornerbacks (Rashean Mathis, Darius Slay and Danny Gorrer), and the timing really couldn't have been worse with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers coming to town.

In order to have a fourth healthy cornerback for Sunday's game, the Lions are going to sign Mohammed Seisay from their practice squad, according to Justin Rogers. Chances are the Lions won't make the move official until Saturday, and chances are we won't find out who is being released to make room for Seisay until then.

Seisay was nearly promoted to the Lions' 53-man roster last week. The team went with safety Nate Ness instead, but he was actually released on Monday and put back on the Lions' practice squad. Now it's Seisay's turn to be on the 53-man roster. It's unclear if this will be a permanent move going forward or if Seisay will be demoted back to the practice squad after Sunday, but I suppose it'll really depend on the injury situation at cornerback more than anything.

Seisay, by the way, had one interception and three pass defenses in the preseason for the Lions. He had a really good month of August after joining the Lions earlier in the year as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska, and now he's the third 2014 UDFA to end up on Detroit's 53-man roster. (Cornelius Lucas and Jerome Couplin are the other two.)