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Detroit Lions sign WR Geronimo Allison to the practice squad

The Lions have filled their practice squad vacancy, but still have two spots on the 53-man roster open.

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On Wednesday morning, the Detroit Lions made one of a few expected roster moves this week. Wide receiver Geronimo Allison has been signed to the team’s practice squad.

Allison spent the offseason in Detroit in competition with several players at wide receiver, but no one really emerged from the pack. There was hope that Allison, one of the more seasoned players at the position, would catch on after taking 2020 off due to COVID-19 concerns. In three preseason games this year, Allison caught just five passes for 64 yards.

Allison’s addition likely speaks to the team’s need at wide receiver after their No. 1 option, Tyrell Williams, suffered a concussion in the team’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, head coach Dan Campbell said Williams was in concussion protocol, but his status for Monday’s game against the Green Bay Packers is still unknown.

Allison fills the vacancy on Detroit’s practice squad left after the Carolina Panthers poached kicker Zane Gonzalez from the squad to join their 53-man roster.

The Lions still have two open roster spots on their 53-man roster after placing cornerback Jeff Okudah on injured reserve and waiving offensive linemen Tommy Kraemer. There has been speculation that the team will be re-signing veteran cornerback Quinton Dunbar, but Dunbar recently deleted an Instagram post that suggested he would be coming back to Detroit.

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