The Detroit Lions have signed former Central Michigan Chippewa Cody Wilson to the practice squad. Wilson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Lions prior to this years training camp. Unfortunately he was once of the early cuts to the roster.
However, he must have made enough of an impression because now he is back with the Lions according to insider Mike O’Hara.
WR Cody Wilson signed by LIons to practice squad. He was an early cut in training camp.
— Mike O’Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) December 11, 2013
There was a space available on the practice squad after CB Chris Greenwood was promoted to replace injured rookie CB Darius Slay.
Jim Schwartz had high praise for Wilson during training camp. “He is always in the right spot and always catches the ball” Schwartz said. Pretty high praise for an undrafted free agent.
Cody Wilson had 230 catches for 2734 yards and 13 touchdowns during his career at Central Michigan University.
Other than being in training camp, the former Chippewa has another connection to the Detroit Lions. His Father is the team Chaplin.
Hopefully this will be the second chance Cody Wilson needed to start his NFL career. Once they are on the practice squad players get more exposure to coaches and a chance to be the next man in if an injury situation occurs.