Injury scythed its way through the Lions secondary on Sunday. Already missing Rashean Mathis, placed on injured reserve the week before, the unit nevertheless performed admirably en route to a historic 18-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers. However, as the game wound to a close, several cornerbacks were taken from the field, wounded and suffering. On Tuesday, reports surfaced that the Detroit Lions would place Josh Wilson on injured reserve, effectively ending his season.
Wilson, a nine-year veteran, finishes the 2015 season with 32 combined tackles, half a sack and a single pass defended. He left the Packers game Sunday with a "significant" knee injury.
Although the secondary unit has been beleaguered all year in its attempts to stop the deep pass, the Lions will miss the presence of Josh Wilson. Depth is becoming an issue for the Detroit Lions at corner, with only three active backs on the roster to play the position (it does not appear that rookie Alex Carter is ready to play just yet).
On Tuesday, the Lions were reportedly in the process of making several moves to the roster to compensate for the injuries. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the team is in the process of adding another cornerback to their 53 man roster, along with adding a wide receiver to the practice squad:
They Lions signed WR Corey Washington to the practice squad, and are in the process of adding a CB to the 53. Should be finalized tonight— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 17, 2015
Update: Later Tuesday it was reported that the Lions would be signing Bill Bentley as the formerly undisclosed cornerback to the 53-man roster. However, Bentley has not signed yet, as he is expected to after working out with the team on Wednesday.