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Detroit Lions to sign former Cardinals QB Chad Kanoff, WR Marvin Hall to practice squad

A little gamesmanship from the Lions’ front office.

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The Detroit Lions apparently aren’t done adding quarterbacks to their roster. According to the Detroit Free Press, former Cardinals quarterback Chad Kanoff is being signed to the Lions’ practice squad:

Kanoff went undrafted in 2018 out of Princeton and spent nearly all of his rookie year on the Cardinals’ practice squad. Despite the change in coaching staff, Kanoff stuck around in Arizona for the 2019 preseason. In three preseason appearances, Kanoff completed 10-of-19 passes for 128 yards one interception and one touchdown.

Kanoff could, theoretically, be in competition with David Blough for the developmental quarterback position on the roster. However, Kanoff also brings valuable information with him. As someone who spent all offseason with the Cardinals, he likely knows some of the ins and outs of Kliff Kingsbury’s new offense in Arizona and can help run the scout team in practice for the rest of the week.

In addition to Kanoff, the Lions have added former Bears receiver Marvin Hall. Hall has made 12 career catches 24 game appearance. At 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, Hall is a speedy slot type who reportedly ran a 4.28 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.

To make room for both acquisitions, the Lions have released running back Mark Thompson and wide receiver Jonathan Duhart from the practice squad.