The Detroit Lions announced that they have promoted DT Christian Ringo from their practice squad to the active roster and waived WR Jace Billingsley.
Ringo, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2015. He was unable to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season but was later signed to their practice squad and eventually brought back on a future/reserve contract last year.
The Packers re-signed Ringo to a one-year, exclusive rights contract worth $615,000 this past April before cutting him loose coming out of the preseason. The Bengals later claimed him off of waivers only to waive him a week later.
Detroit signed him to their practice squad back in September.
In 2016, Ringo appeared seven games for the Packers and recorded two tackles, a forced fumble and no sacks.
Billingsley, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Oregon back in May of last year. Unfortunately, the Lions waived him coming out of the preseason and later signed him to their practice squad.
Billingsley was called up toward the end of last year, but was once again among the Lions’ final roster cuts and later added to their practice squad. He has been on and off of their roster this season.
In 2017, Billingsley has appeared in two games but has yet to record a statistic.