Lions Designate TE Hunter Bryant To Return From IR, Make Practice Squad Moves

The Lions announced Wednesday they have designated UDFA TE Hunter Bryant to return from injured reserve. 

Detroit also signed RB Dalyn Dawkins to the practice squad and released DT Kevin Strong in a corresponding move.

This opens up a three-week window for Bryant to practice with the team before Detroit has to add him to the active roster. 

Detroit’s practice squad now includes: 

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

Bryant, 21, was a first-team All-Pac 12 recipient in 2019 and was also a John Mackey Award finalist. He wound up going undrafted out of Washington before eventually signing a three-year, $2.28 million contract with the Lions in May. 

Bryant managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the training camp. 

During his three-year college career, Bryant recorded 85 receptions for 1,394 yards receiving (16.4 YPC) and five touchdowns.

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