Detroit Lions add offensive line help, sign Will Holden off practice squad

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Lions filled one of their two vacant roster spots Thursday, signing offensive tackle Will Holden off the practice squad.

Holden, who spent the preseason with the Indianapolis Colts, signed with the Lions practice squad last week.

The Lions have been shorthanded at tackle since losing Taylor Decker to a finger injury in practice Sept. 8. Decker underwent surgery last week and is expected to miss the next three games.

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Holden, a fifth-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, spent part of the 2018 season with the New Orleans Saints, when Lions coach Dan Campbell was the team’s assistant head coach.

He should be the Lions’ swing tackle for Monday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers, when Penei Sewell is expected to make his second start at left tackle and Matt Nelson will fill in at right tackle.

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The Lions also re-signed undrafted rookie Tommy Kraemer to the practice squad. Kraemer joined the 53-man roster as a reserve lineman last week.

The Lions are expected to sign a cornerback to fill their final roster spot after losing Jeff Okudah to a torn Achilles tendon.

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