Amongst a slew of moves announced by Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell, the team has waived/injured offensive tackles Tyrell Crosby and Dan Skipper.
Skipper suffered an injury in the final preseason game and was carted off. He was having a competitive training camp, but the injury looked serious enough that he will miss significant time. If he clears waivers, there’s a good chance he returns to the Lions injured reserve list, but his season is over.
It appears to be a different story with Crosby, who had been the source of trade rumors since training camp even began. Though he was dealing with an injury of his own, Crosby played in the preseason finale. Campbell bluntly said his performance in camp wasn’t good enough.
“We didn’t feel like he was one of the best guys,” Campbell said on Monday morning.
Though he, too, could revert to the Lions’ injured reserve list, Crosby seems like a likely candidate to get claimed on waivers.
At this point, the Lions only have four offensive tackles on the roster: Taylor Decker, Penei Sewell, Darrin Paulo, and Matt Nelson. But it does not sound like all those players are necessarily safe, as Campbell noted that offensive line is a position they will be looking at on the waiver wire this week.
Dan Campbell on the depth on the offensive line: "We may or may not have it here (currently), just being honest with you."— kyle meinke (@kmeinke) August 30, 2021
Sure sounds like the Lions will be hitting waivers for offensive line help.
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