The Detroit Lions placed quarterback Jeff Driskel on injured reserve Saturday, days after the quarterback missed the team’s Thanksgiving matchup against the Chicago Bears. The team confirmed the move on Twitter.
#Lions have signed QB Kyle Sloter to the active roster from the Arizona Cardinals practice squad and placed QB Jeff Driskel on Reserve/Injured.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 30, 2019
In addition, the Lions signed QB Joe Callahan to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/sxd6kSxr5A
Driskel’s move to injured reserve is the corresponding move to the Lions addition of quarterback Kyle Slotter from the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.
Reports from last week suggested that the Lions were beginning to have conversations about shutting down starting quarterback Matthew Stafford for the season due to his back injury that has kept him out of the action for the past few weeks. The addition of Slater gave them an opportunity to place Stafford on IR. Choosing to IR Driskel instead may mean that the team believes that Stafford still could play this season.
Driskel started three games for the Lions this season in relief of Stafford, losing all three games.
Detroit also added quarterback Joe Callahan to their practice squad.