The Lions made a series of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s game at New Orleans.
Defensive end Armonty Bryant was activated from the reserve-suspended list after serving a three-game suspension, and wide receiver T.J. Jones was promoted from the practice squad.
Veteran running back Justin Forsett and cornerback Johnthan Banks were released.
Forsett had appeared in two games after being released by the Ravens for the second time this season. With the Lions’ younger backs now healthy and the need to get Bryant back in the lineup to help the pass rush, he was released.
Bryant had three sacks in four games for the Lions before serving his second suspension of the season. Banks played in four games for the Buccaneers earlier this season. He’s played in 23 career games.