The deadline has passed for the 75-man roster cuts and the 53-man limit is swiftly approaching, which means the Lions are looking to slash their team down again. Of course, there’s also chance to bring back someone you may have just cut in order after another look at the roster, which seems to be the case as the Lions re-signed recently released wide receiver Quinshad Davis on Thursday. To make room for him, the Lions also released linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo.
#Lions sign WR Quinshad Davis and waive LB Chi Chi Ariguzo: https://t.co/apbjpT91JQ pic.twitter.com/8jhQBNqvPK— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 1, 2016
Quinshad Davis, an undrafted free agent rookie out of North Carolina, had been released by the team on Tuesday in order to make the 75-man roster limit. At the time it looked to be a winnowing of the wide receiver corp, which has remained a key competition throughout training camp and the preseason. Now he’s back in the thick of the competition, and he’ll likely contend again with other receivers like TJ Jones, Jay Lee and Jace Billingsley.
As part of Bob Quinn’s shuffling of the bottom of the roster in August, Ariguzo was added to the roster after the team released linebacker Raphael Kirby. Ariguzo spent his rookie year as an undrafted free agent on the Chargers injured reserve list. The former Northwestern Wildcat was hoping to get his professional career off the ground in Detroit, but the Lions don’t appear to have a spot for him at this time.