This opens a three-week window of time for the Lions to activate them from injured reserve and add them to their 53-man roster.
Scarbrough, 24, is a former seventh-round pick by the Cowboys out of Alabama in the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, year, $2.5 million rookie contract but was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and signed to their practice squad.
Scarbrough was cut loose from Dallas’ taxi squad after a month and joined the Jaguars’ practice squad soon after. The Seahawks claimed him from Jacksonville but was cut loose at the end of last year’s preseason.
The Lions signed Scarbrough to their practice squad and he later earned a call up to the active roster.
In 2019, Scarbrough appeared in six games for the Lions and rushed 89 times for 377 yards (4.2 YPC) and one touchdown. He also caught one pass for five yards.