Phase 2 begins on Sunday, as the Lions scour the waiver wire for potential players to add, then fill out their practice squad for the regular season. We’ll get to learn the fate of some of the players the Lions cut over the past two days: will any return? Will any find a spot on the 53-man roster of an opposing team?
Of course, the main attraction will be whether the Lions decide to add any additional talent to their 53-man roster. We know the Lions could still use some serious depth at offensive line and linebacker. With the eighth priority in waiver claims, will they find anyone who could help this team win in 2019?
Waiver claims are processed starting at noon ET, and teams will start filling out their practice squad around 1 p.m. ET. So stick right here as we update all of the Lions’ roster moves.
While we wait for the announcement, here’s some reading to catch you up:
- Waiver wire, practice squad rules
- 9 waiver wire players the Lions should claim
- 53-man roster instant analysis
Detroit Lions roster claims
- RB J.D. Mckissic (from Seahawks)
The Detroit News is reporting this is the only waiver claim the Lions were awarded.
Lions waived players claimed by other teams
- S Charles Washington — Claimed by Cardinals
The Detroit News is reporting that Washington is the only Lions players claimed by another team.
Former Lions joining other practice squads:
- OT Ryan Pope (49ers, per Matt Maiocco)
- WR Brandon Powell (Falcons, per Justin Rogers)
- DE Mitchell Loewen (Saints, per Mike Triplett)
Detroit Lions 2019 practice squad members
LB Jason Cabinda ( formerly a Raider )
- DT John Atkins
- WR Jonathan Duhart
- WR Tom Kennedy
- LB Steve Longa
- TE Isaac Nauta
- T Matt Nelson
- LB Anthony Pittman
- RB Mark Thompson
- TE Austin Traylor
- DE Jonathan Wynn