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Report: Detroit Lions promoting rookie WR Chris Lacy to the active roster

The undrafted rookie could get his first shot at NFL action in the last two weeks.

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In preparation for their home finale against the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions are making another roster move. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are signing wide receiver Chris Lacy from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

With Bruce Ellington already declared out for Sunday, Lacy joins Detroit’s bare-boned depth chart at wide receiver, which includes undrafted rookie Brandon Powell and Andy Jones, who just got his first-career start last week.

Lacy, himself, is an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State. He was originally signed by the New England Patriots, but the Lions swiped him up in May and he’s been on the practice squad ever since the season started.

Lacy is a big-bodied receiver at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. He showed off that talent in the preseason finale, with a 4-yard touchdown grab on a fade route from Jake Rudock.

We’ll have to wait and see what the corresponding move is, but there’s a pretty good chance a Lions player is heading to injured reserve. With only one game left on the schedule after Sunday, Ellington and defensive back Charles Washington—both of whom have already been declared out this week—are the top candidates.

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