Detroit Lions: Regular Season is Over But Roster Still Changing

Oct 30, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Stephen Anderson (89) dives with the ball as Detroit Lions cornerback Adairius Barnes (38) defends during the first half at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Stephen Anderson (89) dives with the ball as Detroit Lions cornerback Adairius Barnes (38) defends during the first half at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Detroit Lions added corner Adairius Barnes and tackle Garrett Reynolds and placed tackle Corey Robinson and corner Asa Jackson on IR on Tuesday.

The Detroit Lions made several roster moves on Tuesday ahead of their Saturday wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks, promoting cornerback Adairius Barnes from the practice squad and signing offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds. The team also placed offensive tackle Corey Robinson (foot) and cornerback Asa Jackson (ankle) on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Jason Weaver to the practice squad.

Adairius Barnes was originally signed by the Lions after the draft as a UDFA and placed on the practice squad after the preseason. He was promoted for short time and started at nickelback once before being released and re-signed to the practice squad.

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Garrett Reynolds was drafted out of North Carolina by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played with the Falcons until 2013, appearing in 42 games and making 23 starts. He signed with the Detroit Lions in 2014, playing in ten games and making four starts before being released. In 2015, Reynolds played for the then-St. Louis Rams, appearing 15 games and starting in ten. He was placed on injured reserve then released in September before being signed by the Lions on Tuesday.

Corey Robinson was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday with a foot injury. He was drafted by the Lions in the seventh round of the 2015 draft and played in 15 games over the last two seasons, including three starts.

Asa Jackson was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday wth a knee injury. The Lions signed him off the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad in December and he appeared in four games, including two starts. He defended one pass and had five tackles but clearly struggled as a nickelback.

The Lions also added offensive lineman Jason Weaver to the practice squad. Weaver went undrafted out of Southern Mississippi in 2013 and was on the Chicago Bears’ practice squad earlier this season before being released.

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The Lions kickoff against the Seattle Seahawks in their wildcard matchup on Saturday at 8:15 on NBC.