The Detroit Lions kicked off this week of practice with a couple of notable roster moves. Above everything else, undrafted rookie tight end Hunter Bryant returned to practice, activating his 21-day window in which he can either be placed back on the 53-man roster or placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Bryant is currently on the short-term IR after suffering a concussion. He has yet to make his NFL debut, but he was a standout during training camp and appeared to be headed for some role on offense after initially making the 53-man roster. For now, the Lions have T.J. Hockenson, Jesse James and Isaac Nauta on the roster, but considering Bryant initially beat out Nauta, it’s quite possible he takes his roster spot when ready.
Additionally, the Lions have made some practice squad moves over the first couple days of the week. Earlier, safety Jallen Elliott was taken off the reserve/COVID-19 list, forcing tight end Khari Lee off the practice squad. On Wednesday, the Lions signed running back Dalyn Dawkins back to the practice squad, cutting defensive tackle Kevin Strong to make room for him.