According to reports, the Detroit Lions have signed free agent DT Frank Herron to the practice squad and have promoted WR Tom Kennedy to the active roster.
Lions promote Tom Kennedy to active roster as Amendola insurance — sign DT Frank Herron who has had two stints with the Patriots and was most recently with the Titans
— Erik Schlitt (@erikschlitt) September 27, 2019
Herron, who is 25, also had short stints with the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots during the offseason.
Kennedy, who is 23, is a 5-11, 190 lb undrafted rookie out of Bryant University.
As noted by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Kennedy is a slot receiver like Danny Amendola, who missed the last two practices with a chest injury. Amendola will try and give it a go today.
Lions signed WR Tom Kennedy to the 53-man roster. He plays slot. Danny Amendola does, too. So … we'll see what happens Sunday. Patricia said Amendola will try to practice today.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 27, 2019
From Detroit Lions:
The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed WR Tom Kennedy to the active roster from the practice squad. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.
In addition, the team announced that they have signed DT Frank Herron to the practice squad.
Herron comes to Detroit after most recently spending the preseason with the Tennessee Titans. He originally entered the NFL with the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent out of LSU in 2018 and has also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks.