It turns out that the Detroit Lions do not have 90 players on their roster after all. It appeared that they filled their roster by signing two players earlier on Wednesday, but they also released wide receiver Skye Dawson. That means that they are at 89 players for the time being.
A possible candidate to take that 90th spot could be defensive lineman Corey Wootton, who worked out for the Lions earlier this week.
Lions worked out defensive lineman Corey Wooton today, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 11, 2015
Wootton should be quite familiar to the Lions considering he played for the Chicago Bears from 2010-13 and the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. He's spent time at both defensive end and defensive tackle, and that versatility could be intriguing for the Lions.
In Minnesota last year, Wootton recorded 16 tackles and 1.0 sack in 15 games. His numbers were much better in Chicago, though. He had 34 tackles, 3.0 sacks, five pass defenses and one forced fumble in 2013, and he had 27 tackles, 7.0 sacks, one pass defense and two forced fumbles in 2012.
It's unclear if the Lions will in fact sign Wootton to get to the 90-player limit, but whether it's him or someone else, I would imagine that they will fill that spot in the next day or two.