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2022 Detroit Lions practice squad, waiver wire tracker; updated 53-man roster

Tracking the 2022 Detroit Lions practice squad additions and waiver wire claims.

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The Detroit Lions may have constructed their initial 53-man roster, but general manager Brad Holmes and coach Dan Campbell are far from done with their player maneuvering this week.

The Lions currently hold the second priority on the waiver wire, and Campbell indicated earlier this week that they do not plan to waste that opportunity.

“We’re looking,” Campbell said on Monday. “Anywhere we feel like we can upgrade since we’re two on the claim list, we’re looking. Brad, we were just discussing it up there, we’re looking anywhere.”

By Noon ET on Wednesday, the Lions—along with every other NFL team—must put in a claim for any of the players waived over the past few days. Once that deadline passes, teams will be notified if they were awarded any of those players and will have a few hours to make a corresponding move.

At that exact same deadline, teams will then be eligible to fill out their 16-player practice squad with any of the players who were not claimed or are otherwise free agents.

In other words, right around Noon ET, we can expect to start hearing about Lions waiver claims, the status of players the Lions waived, and signings to Detroit’s practice squad.

We’ll be following it all right here on this updating post.

While we wait for news to kick in, catch up on all the waiver wire and practice squad rules you need to know.

New Lions additions

Waiver wire claims

  • DT Benito Jones (from Dolphins) — Story

Corresponding move: Lions waive Jermar Jefferson

Free agent signings

  • QB Nate Sudfeld (official) — Story

Corresponding move: Lions waive QB David Blough

Update: Blough lands on the Vikings practice squad (per Tom Pelissero)

Former Lions heading elsewhere

Waived players claimed by another team

  • K Riley Patterson (Jaguars)

Lions released players signed by another team

Lions players who cleared waivers (now a free agent)

  • RB Godwin Igwebuike
  • OT Darrin Paulo
  • CB Cedric Boswell

Practice Squad news

Detroit Lions 2022 practice squad members (16 player max)

  1. TE Garrett Griffin (per Dave Birkett)
  2. CB Saivion Smith (per Dave Birkett)
  3. NB AJ Parker (per Justin Rogers)
  4. WR Tom Kennedy (per Tom Pelissero)
  5. RB Justin Jackson (per Justin Rogers)
  6. EDGE James Houston (per Kyle T. Mosley)
  7. WR Maurice Alexander (per Lions)
  8. LB Jarrad Davis (per Lions)
  9. TE Derrick Deese (per Lions)
  10. DT Bruce Hector (per Lions)
  11. LB Anthony Pittman (per Lions)
  12. OT Dan Skipper (per Lions)
  13. OT Obinna Eze (per Lions)
  14. K Aldrick Rosas (per Lions)
  15. RB Jermar Jefferson
  16. QB Tim Boyle (per Tom Pelissero)

Updated 53-man roster

Quarterback (2)

Jared Goff
Nate Sudfeld

Running back (3)

D’Andre Swift
Jamaal Williams
Craig Reynolds

Wide receiver (5)

DJ Chark
Josh Reynolds
Amon-Ra St. Brown
Kalif Raymond
Quintez Cephus

Tight end (4)

T.J. Hockenson
Brock Wright
James Mitchell
Shane Zylstra

Offensive line (9)

Taylor Decker
Jonah Jackson
Frank Ragnow
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Penei Sewell
Matt Nelson
Evan Brown
Tommy Kraemer
Logan Stenberg

Interior defensive line (6)

Michael Brockers
Alim McNeill
Levi Onwuzurike
Isaiah Buggs
Demetrius Taylor
Benito Jones

Edge rusher (5)

Aidan Hutchinson
Charles Harris
Julian Okwara
Austin Bryant
John Cominsky

Linebacker (5)

Alex Anzalone
Derrick Barnes
Malcolm Rodriguez
Chris Board
Josh Woods

Cornerback (6)

Amani Oruwariye
Jeff Okudah
Will Harris
Bobby Price
Mike Hughes
Chase Lucas

Safety (5)

Tracy Walker
DeShon Elliott
Ifeatu Melifonwu
Kerby Joseph
JuJu Hughes

Specialists (3)

Jack Fox (P)
Scott Daly (LS)
Austin Seibert (K)

Lions players on injured lists

  • WR Jameson Williams (reserve/NFI)
  • FB Jason Cabinda (reserve/PUP)
  • EDGE Romeo Okwara (reserve/PUP)
  • EDGE Josh Paschal (reserve/PUP)
  • CB Jerry Jacobs (reserve/PUP)
  • RB Greg Bell (season-ending IR)

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