Jalen Reeves-Maybin off COVID list; Detroit Lions get help for depleted WR room

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Lions are getting one of their best special teams players back on the field, and adding help for their depleted receiving corps, too.

The Lions activated linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, allowing him to practice for the first time this summer.

Reeves-Maybin spent 12 days on the COVID list, one of three Lions to spend time on the list this summer. Offensive lineman Evan Heim, who is fully vaccinated, came off the list Aug. 2, and defensive tackle Nick Williams said on Twitter he had chills and a slight headache after testing positive for COVID last week.

The Lions also signed receiver Darius Jennings and waived undersized center Drake Jackson on Monday.

Jennings spent time last offseason with the Los Angeles Chargers, where he played for current Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. He last appeared in a game in 2019 with the Tennessee Titans.

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The Lions practiced without three of their receivers Saturday in their scrimmage at Ford Field. Tyrell Williams is dealing with a slight groin injury, head coach Dan Campbell said. Breshad Perriman has a hip injury, and Quintez Cephus “bumped his head … on the ground.”

After a day off Sunday, the Lions have an afternoon practice scheduled today.

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

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