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Detroit Lions sign RB Tavien Feaster to practice squad

The Lions added a physical back to their practice squad .

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The Detroit Lions made a small change to their roster during the bye week. On Wednesday, they announced they have signed running back Tavien Feaster to their practice squad.

Feaster is an undrafted rookie this season. He spent training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being part of the team’s cuts mid training camp. He then spent about a week with the New York Giants before ultimately getting released in their cuts down to 53.

In college, Feaster was a high-profile runner, first playing for three seasons at Clemson before transferring to South Carolina for his senior year. In four seasons of play, Feaster totalled 2,002 rushing yards (5.4 YPC) and 20 rushing touchdowns.

At 6-foot, 221 pounds, Feaster is a physical runner capable of being a short-yardage back. The timing of his addition is interesting, as similarly-build Bo Scarbrough is eligible to return from injured reserve this week.

To make room for Feaster on the practice squad, running back Kerrith Whyte has been placed on the practice squad injured reserve list.