ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have placed defensive end Trey Flowers and linebacker Steve Longa on the physically unable to perform list.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Steve Longa and defensive end Mitchell Loewen.
Detroit made the moves Monday before coach Matt Patricia and team executives answered questions from season-ticket holders at Ford Field.
Longa had a season-ending knee injury last year during the preseason after being a key player on special teams for the Lions in 2017. Longa played in one game in Detroit in 2016 after being signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions bolstered their depth at linebacker by acquiring Eli Harold in a trade with San Francisco.
Detroit gave the 49ers a draft pick, which was not disclosed, in exchange for Harold on Thursday. The Lions made room for him by waiving defensive lineman JoJo Wicker.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Steve Longa's season-ending knee injury represents a setback for a position group that already is a potential problem area.
Detroit used a first-round pick on Jarrad Davis last season and he appears to be a liability in pass coverage.
The Lions signed veteran free agents Christian Jones and Devon Kennard on the same day in March, hoping they can be 16-game starters for the first time in their careers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers left guard Lane Taylor is active for the Monday night game against Detroit, allowing the Packers to play their entire starting offensive line for just the second time this season.
Taylor is back after missing a game with an ankle injury.
Cornerbacks Damarious Randall (hamstring/illness) and Kevin King (back) are also active for the Packers against the Lions' potent passing game. They were each listed as questionable.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Justin Forsett to bolster their short-handed backfield.
Forsett was released earlier this month by Baltimore after asking to be let go. He was on the inactive list two weekends ago and there didn't seem to be much playing time with the Ravens in his future.
The Lions are trying to patch up their backfield, which is missing Ameer Abdullah because of foot problems.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Steve Longa to the active roster from the practice squad and activated defensive end Armonty Bryant from the exempt list.
The Lions also announced Saturday that they have waived wide receiver Aaron Dobson and offensive lineman Brian Mihalik.