Lions Make Several Roster Moves


The Detroit Lions announced several roster moves on Wednesday including placing rookie DE Julian Okwara on injured reserve. 

The full list includes:

  • Lions signed CB Chris Jones.
  • Lions placed DE Julian Okwara on injured reserve.
  • Lions signed T Dan Skipper and TE Matt Sokol to their practice squad.
  • Lions released P Arryn Siposs from their practice squad.
  • Lions DE Austin Bryant (PUP) returned to practice. 

Here’s the Lions updated practice squad:

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

Okwara, 22, was a two-year starter at Notre Dame. The Lions selected him with the No. 67 pick in the third round of this year’s draft. 

Okwara signed a four-year $4,926,810 rookie contract that includes a $1,143,136 signing bonus.

In his four-year career at Notre Dame, Okwara recorded 77 tackles, 14.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three pass deflections, and two interceptions.

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