Lions Designate CB Justin Coleman To Return From IR, Make Practice Squad Moves


The Lions announced they have designated CB Justin Coleman to return from injured reserve. 

Detroit also added RB Dalyn Dawkins to the practice squad and released G Beau Benzschawel in a corresponding move.

Detroit’s practice squad now includes: 

  1. DB Jalen Elliott
  2. DE Frank Herron
  3. WR Tom Kennedy
  4. TE Isaac Nauta
  5. LB Anthony Pittman
  6. DB Bobby Price
  7. DT Kevin Strong
  8. DB Dee Virgin
  9. LS Steven Wirtel
  10. WR/RB Kerrith Whyte (Injured)
  11. LB Kareem Martin
  12. C Marcus Martin
  13. WR Victor Bolden
  14. DT Albert Huggins
  15. OT Dan Skipper
  16. TE Matt Sokol 
  17. RB Dalyn Dawkins

Coleman, 27, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted out of Tennessee back in 2015. However, he was unfortunately placed on waivers at end of the preseason.

Coleman bounced around between the Patriots and Seahawks at the start of the 2015 season but later returned to New England has spent the past two years with them. The Patriots re-signed Coleman as an exclusive rights free agent before trading him to the Seahawks for a late-round pick at the start of the 2017 season.

Coleman re-signed with the Seahawks in 2018 as a restricted free agent under the second-round tender before later agreeing to a four-year deal worth $36 million with the Lions last year. 

In 2019, Coleman appeared in all 16 games for the Lions and recorded 54 tackles, one interception, three forced fumbles, a recovery and 13 passes defended.

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