Detroit Lions activate RB Bo Scarbrough, CB Mike Ford from injured reserve

Detroit Free Press

Dave Birkett
 
| Detroit Free Press

play
Show Caption

The Detroit Lions are getting some help for their still-shorthanded secondary in time for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Lions activated cornerback Mike Ford and running back Bo Scarbrough from injured reserve Saturday, and released cornerback Chris Jones and guard Kenny Wiggins.

Ford and Scarbrough returned to practice last week, and both are eligible to play Sunday.

The Lions still are without two of their top cornerbacks, Justin Coleman and Desmond Trufant. Coleman will miss his fifth straight game with a hamstring, but returned to practice from IR on Thursday. Trufant also is dealing with a nagging hamstring injury.

Both could play when the Lions return home to face the Indianapolis Colts next week.

Scarbrough ran for 377 yards in six games last season and will serve as the Lions’ No. 4 running back behind D’Andre Swift, Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson.

SCOUTING REPORT: Lions vs. Falcons, plus Dave Birkett’s prediction

OPINION: Why Kenny Golladay shouldn’t whine on Instagram

SORRY, FANTASY GMS: Lions running back rotation is here to stay

Ford has made six starts the last two seasons while playing primarily on special teams.

The Lions ruled special teams ace Miles Killebrew out for Sunday’s game for personal reasons not related to COVID-19.

The Lions also elevated practice squad tight end Isaac Nauta to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game, per new COVID-related gameday roster rules, re-signed Beau Benzschawel and Arryn Siposs to the practice squad and released Dalyn Dawkins and Matt Sokol from the practice squad.

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.

Free Press Voter Guide

Welcome to the Detroit Free Press 2020 Voter Guide. The Free Press asked candidates in most of the contested races in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties questions about a host of issues. Enter your address to see what the candidates on your ballot had to say, from U.S. Senate to your local school board. You will only see an accurate ballot if you enter your full address. Your information will not be shared with anyone.

Articles You May Like

Detroit Lions mailbag: Breaking down draft trade scenarios
Dan Campbell’s leadership shines in Lions’ behind-the-scenes offseason video
Notes: NFL expecting in-person offseason activities in 2021
Open thread: Which pass catcher makes the most sense for the Lions to draft?
Kyle Pitts thinks pairing with Hockenson would ‘cause a lot of problems’ for defenses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *