Lions sign WR Darius Jennings, drop C Drake Jackson – The Oakland Press
The wide receiver injury situation prompted the Detroit Lions to take action.
In their annual training at Ford Field, the offense went without three gaps as Breshad Perriman, Tyrell Williams and Quintez Cephus all missed the practice open to all fans.
“Tyrell (Williams), he’s fine,” Campbell told reporters. “We want to take care of him and be smart with him because he’s in a good position. His groins are a little tight. He had a good two weeks. We wanted to be smart. (Quintez) Cephus kind of hit his head on the ground yesterday. So, we’re just safe with him. (Breshad Perriman) BP kind of had a hip. You saw it along when it came down and landed on it. We are a bit short. We are also a little short at DB. We had to sort of tweak it a bit today, take care of these guys, but do our job. “
On Monday it was announced that the team had signed free receiver Darius Jennings.
Last season, Jennings spent the start of the season on the Chargers’ practice squad before being released.
In his career, he recorded 27 receptions for 235 yards and a touchdown. The 5-foot-10 gap was used in the second leg as he recorded 1,052 career return yards
The team also announced the release of center Drake Jackson and that linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin has been activated off the reserve / COVID-19 roster.
Activation was expected, as Reeves-Maybin had been spotted during training camp practice on Friday and Saturday.
Week 3 for the Lions kicks off later Monday afternoon, as the team begins preparing for the Buffalo Bills in their preseason debut on Friday.