Some teams like to pick through players cut from other teams while filling out their practice squads while others prefer familiar faces from the summer.
The Lions are in the latter group. They’ve signed 10 players to their practice squad and all 10 were part of the team’s final cut of the preseason.
Not all of them spent a long time with the team this summer, though. Fullback Emil Igwenagu was claimed off of waivers from the Eagles after the cut to 75 players last week and showed the Lions enough that they wanted to keep him around a little bit longer. They also brought back tight end turned tackle Michael Williams, who was a seventh-round pick in 2013.
The Lions also signed guard Rodney Austin, running back George Winn, wide receiver Andrew Peacock, cornerback Mohammad Seisay, tight end Jordan Thompson, linebacker Julian Stanford, safety Nate Ness and defensive tackle Xavier Proctor.