With cuts and injuries following the preseason game against Washington on Thursday, the Detroit Lions received good news from the injury front whilst also bolstering the ranks. LaAdrian Waddle and Jason Jones were activated off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and the team signed two more free agents. The roster sat at 87 following Saturday's transactions and now sits at 89 of the maximum 90 currently allowed.
Both Jones and Waddle were placed on the PUP list back in June. Jones underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee while Waddle was placed on the list as he worked to recover from a partially torn ACL and resulting surgery. Both are key players for the Lions and it's a welcome sight to see them ready to take the field as training camp ramps up.
The Lions also made moves on Sunday to sign two undrafted free agents: linebacker Justin Cherocci and defensive end Erik Williams. Cherocci, formerly of Central Michigan, had been previously invited to the Lions rookie camp. Erik Williams of Bethune-Cookman is the son of two-time Pro Bowler defensive end Lee Williams, who played in the 80s and 90s for the Chargers and Oilers. Erik was previously released by the Buffalo Bills earlier in August.