Lions sign Riley Patterson off Patriots practice squad

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After Ryan Santoso missed two kicks on Sunday, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Detroit would look to bring in more kickers.

It didn’t take long for them to do so.

Per Mike Reiss of ESPN, Detroit is signing Riley Patterson to its 53-man roster off of New England’s practice squad. That means Patterson has to be on the Lions’ active roster for the next three weeks.

An undrafted rookie out of Memphis, Patterson hasn’t kicked in a regular-season game. But he also spent time with the Vikings in the offseason program and training camp. He connected on 77 percent of his field-goal attempts in four collegiate seasons.

Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are also signing Aldrick Rosas to their practice squad. Rosas kicked for the Saints earlier this season but New Orleans cut him after he missed three field goals combined in Weeks Three and Four.

In his fifth season, Rosas has made 79 percent of his career field goals and 93 percent of his extra points.

The Lions’ regular kicker Austin Seibert will be on injured reserve for at least two more weeks with a hip injury.

4 responses to “Lions sign Riley Patterson off Patriots practice squad

  1. Practice squad pilfering begins. It’s too bad junky teams get to rob everyone’s rosters since they have nothing to lose.

  2. “It’s too bad junky teams get to rob everyone’s rosters since they have nothing to lose.”

    That’s what the practice squad system is literally designed to allow. As long as you’re willing to give a practice squad guy promotion to your main squad and pay him at least NFL minimum for 3 weeks you can sign anyone on a practice squad away from any other team.

    Its good for the league in giving borderline players opportunities to play in the big league, and instead of making maybe 3-10k a week that most practice squad guys make they make at least 3 game checks of minimum $38,823 or over 116k. That’s enough to be modestly life changing money given its made in a very short time. Can own a very nice vehicle no payments. Can make a serious down payment on a modest house.

    Its good for everyone involved.

  3. The Patriots should sign Rosas off the Lions practice squad now. By the way, nice tie on Sunday. Still in the running for a winless season.

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