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Detroit Lions place WR Marvin Hall on IR, promote Chris Lacy from practice squad

One receiver’s season ends, while another gets a shot.

New York Giants v Detroit Lions Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions’ secret weapon has seen his season come to a close a month early. Wide receiver Marvin Hall has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury on Sunday against Washington.

For the majority of the season, Hall served as the team’s No. 4 wide receiver, seeing around 10-15 snaps a game. He became notorious this season for about one 40-yard pass per game and astonishingly doing not much else for the game. Hall caught just seven passes all season, but earned 261 yards, for an average of 37.3 yards per catch.

Hall also served as the team’s kick and punt returner last week while Jamal Agnew was sidelined with an injury. Unfortunately for Hall, during a punt return in which he mistakenly fielded on his own 1-yard line, he suffered a foot injury and did not return for the rest of the game.

In his place, the Lions have promoted 6-foot-3 receiver Chris Lacy to the 53-man roster. Lacy spent most of the season on the practice squad. It’s interesting that the Lions chose to promote Lacy rather than their sixth-round draft pick Travis Fulgham, who has spent the last two months on Detroit’s practice squad.