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Lions Sign CB D’Joun Smith To Practice Squad, Waive TE Brian Leonhardt

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they’ve signed CB D’Joun Smith to their practice squad and waived TE Brian Leonhardt from the unit.

The Lions’ practice squad now consists of:

  1. WR Jace Billingsley
  2. CB Alex Carter
  3. WR TJ Jones
  4. CB D’Joun Smith
  5. QB Jake Rudock
  6. G Brandon Thomas
  7. DB Charles Washington
  8. LB Steve Longa
  9. LB Zavier Gooden
  10. RB George Winn

The Lions worked out Smith a week ago, so he was clearly on their radar.

Smith, 22, was taken in the third round of last year’s NFL draft and signed a four-year, $3.314 million contract that included an $808,846 signing bonus.

Indianapolis placed Smith knee on short-term I.R. with a knee injury just a few weeks into the regular season. Unfortunately, the Colts waived Smith with an injury designation a few weeks ago and he later reverted to their injured reserve list.

The Colts waived Smith from injured reserve with a settlement a few weeks ago.

In 2015, Smith appeared in four games and recorded one tackle and a fumble recovery for the Colts.