Lions Activate CB Ifeatu Melifonwu, Re-Sign CB Parnell Motley To PS

The Detroit Lions announced on Monday they have activated third-round CB Ifeatu Melifonwu from injured reserve. 

Detroit also re-signed CB Parnell Motley to the practice squad. 

Melifonwu, 22, is the brother of veteran S Obi Melifonwu and was a two-year starter for Syracuse. He was also named third-team All-ACC in 2020. The Lions drafted Melifonwu with pick No. 101 in the third round in 2021. 

Melifonwu signed a four-year rookie deal worth $4,785,850 million with a $840,618 million signing bonus.

In 2021, Melifonwu has appeared in two games for the Lions and recorded two total tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass defense. 

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