The Detroit Lions are making the final tweaks to their Week 12 roster, as they prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day. In their latest move, they have promoted offensive lineman Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Quinton Bohanna from the practice squad to the game-day roster for this Thursday’s game.
Schofield, a nine-year veteran with 83 starts over his career, was added to the practice squad for depth purposes after the Lions placed Halapoulivaati Vaitai on injured reserve. Schofield has played significant snaps at both right tackle and guard throughout his career and his elevation is a direct result of Jonah Jackson ruled out with a wrist injury. Schofield’s addition gives the Lions eight active offensive linemen on their game-day roster, which activates a roster bonus, that allows them to keep 48 players on the game-day roster instead of 47.
Bohanna was previously elevated in Week 11 against the Bears and played on 26 defensive snaps. While Schofield's elevation was injury-related, Bohanna’s elevation could be a direct result of his solid performance against Chicago. At 6-foot-4, 360 pounds, Bohanna is a run plugger who registered two tackles, including a very impressive tackle for loss, and was jamming up rushing lanes all day against the Bears.
Big ol' Quinton Bohanna (90) discarding the double team like it isn't even there (with an assist from 93 Josh Paschal) pic.twitter.com/xUrE0wfaJh— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) November 20, 2023
If Bohanna continues to perform well, it’s entirely possible the Lions shake up their defensive tackle group, especially with Isaiah Buggs, Levi Onwuzurike, and Brodric Martin each missing games this year as healthy scratches.
Following the conclusion of the game, both Schofield and Bohanna will revert back to the Lions practice squad and will not be subject to waivers. The Lions are allowed to elevate a practice squad player three times in a season, with this being Bohanna’s second time, and Schofield’s first.