For the fourth time this week, the Detroit Lions have done a little maneuvering at the bottom of their depth chart. On Thursday, the team signed former Packers’ draft pick, defensive tackle Christian Ringo, to their practice squad.
Ringo was drafted by the Packers in 2015 in the sixth round. He didn’t make the team in his rookie season, but hung around as a member of the team’s practice squad. During his time on the practice squad, a team reportedly tried to sign Ringo to their active roster, but the Packers increased his salary to reflect that of an active player, and Ringo chose to stay in Green Bay.
The next year, Ringo made the 53-man team and even saw some playing time. In eight game appearances, Ringo made two tackles and forced a fumble. He did not end up making the Packers roster in 2017, but was claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals last week. Ringo was inactive for the Bengals’ season opener and was waived on Tuesday.
In his NFL.com draft profile, Ringo is described as “highly productive” with “good quickness.” In college, Ringo had an extremely disruptive senior year, posting 20.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks for Louisiana-Lafayette.
Ringo takes Daniel Ross’ spot on the practice squad, who was released by the team on Thursday. Ross was added to the team on Monday, but never even got to practice before with the team before being cut. Rough business.