If there’s one thing practice squads are good for — at least to me — it’s that they always give me something to write about. This week, they supplied us with one-and-a-half things!
First off, disappointing news.
Rookie running back Stephfon Green was let go from the Detroit Lions’s squad on Tuesday. The move came two days after the Lions’s fourth-string RB, Joique Bell, received 6 carries in a Detroit loss. Bell, a 2nd-year player out of college football powerhouse Wayne State, did manage to pick up a 50-yard reception. When a 4th-string player is getting so much action, either the team is really deep or really beat up. Either way, I took it as a positive sign for Green’s situation, but apparently it was not.
In Green’s place, the Lions signed cornerback Conroy Black, so the move is likely due to a need in a depleted secondary rather than an underwhelming performance in practice by Green.
Regardless, we’re now back to 0 on the counter of number of Nittany Lions on the Lion...