Detroit Lions announce 2 roster moves prior to matchup vs. Falcons
On Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Lions will look to get back in the wind column when they host the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field. As you have probably heard by now, the Lions are dealing with quite a few injury issues. Just moments ago, the Lions announced a pair of roster moves prior to their match-up against the Falcons.
Detroit Lions Roster Moves
As you can see below, the Lions have elevated S Brandon Joseph and OL Dan Skipper from the practice squad to the Active/Inactive list.
Why Are These Moves Necessary?
On Friday, the Lions released their final injury report of the week, and with multiple offensive linemen (Taylor Decker and Hal Vaitai) already being ruled OUT, Skipper is being activated. In addition, safeties Kerby Joseph and C.J. Gardner-Johnson are also OUT for Sunday's game, meaning the Lions had to activate Joseph.
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- Injury Woes for the Lions: The Detroit Lions are facing a challenging game against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, marred by a series of injuries.
- Safety Concerns: The Lions' injury issues extend to their defensive backfield as well. Safeties Kerby Joseph and C.J. Gardner-Johnson are both ruled OUT for the upcoming game against the Falcons, prompting the elevation of S Brandon Joseph from the practice squad to shore up the safety position.
- Roster Moves to Address Gaps: In response to these injury challenges, the Detroit Lions have made strategic roster moves by promoting both Brandon Joseph and Dan Skipper from the practice squad to the Active/Inactive list.
Bottom Line: Next Man Up
Despite the adversity posed by injuries, the Detroit Lions are making the necessary adjustments to field a competitive team against the Atlanta Falcons. With that being said, the Lions will certainly need to use the Next Man Up mentality on Sunday!