The Detroit Lions announced a set of roster moves to kick of Week 10 of their season. Linebacker Jarrad Davis has been removed from the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list and is back on the 53-man roster. To make room for Davis, special teamer and reserve nickel cornerback Tony McRae has been placed on injured reserve.
Davis returns to the team after missing just a single game. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last Tuesday, but it was never revealed whether he tested positive or came into close contact with someone who did. Given that he is back after less than a week, it appears he’s doing fine and likely didn’t exhibit any symptoms. Though his role has decreased as the season has gone on, he has played relatively well in recent weeks as a subpackage player.
As for McRae, his injury appears to be serious. Against the Vikings, he was carted off the field with what appeared to be a leg injury, and head coach Matt Patricia referred to his injury as “season-ending” on Monday.
McRae has been a solid piece of Detroit’s fantastic punt coverage units that are partially responsible for Jack Fox’s net punting average of 47.7 , which currently ranks first in the NFL. After his injury on Sunday, McRae was replaced by Justin Coleman.