On the day after the incredible letdown Monday night, the Detroit Lions made a minor roster transaction. The team claimed Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Jamil Demby off waivers, after the Rams waived him to make room for Aaron Donald—who was on an exemption list prior to Week 1’s game against the Raiders.
Demby is not exactly the most athletic of offensive linemen:
However, the rookie out of Maine did make the Rams’ initial 53-man roster after being selected in the sixth round this year. Demby was a four-year starter at Maine, playing left tackle. Despite his small-school career and his less-than-athletic traits, he made an impression at the Senior Bowl, likely pushing his draft stock up into the sixth round.
To make room for Demby, the Lions waived wide receiver Bradley Marquez. The Lions receiver was one of the surprise names to make Detroit’s initial 53-man roster, and he even played on Monday night against the New York Jets. Unfortunately, Marquez struggled at what was supposed to be his biggest asset—his special teams skills. The Lions gave up a 78-yard punt return touchdown and a 43-yard punt return with Marquez as one of the team’s gunners.
We’ll see if the Lions have any other transactions up their sleeve after Monday’s massacre.