The Detroit Lions—as they’ve been known to do since Bob Quinn became the general manager—are already shuffling the bottom of their roster during Week 1 preparations. On Wednesday, the team announced they are adding three new members to their practice squad while letting three others go.
The additions are familiar. Guard/center Leo Koloamatangi is back on the practice squad, where he spent all of the 2017 season. Joining him will be linebacker Trevor Bates, who was waived when Detroit added Marquis Flowers, and running back Donnel Pumphrey, as reported by Ian Rapoport on Tuesday.
To make room for these three, the Lions announced the waiving of these three players: safety Rolan Milligan, linebacker Darnell Sankey and tackle Dan Skipper.
Milligan and Skipper are familiar faces that have been around Detroit on-and-off for the past few years. Both struggled mightily in camp and the preseason, so it comes as little surprise they were one of the last few players on the practice squad. This was Sankey’s first year with Detroit, but the 23-year-old linebacker has already jumped between seven different teams in his short NFL career.