Lions sign CB Chase Lucas to the active roster in series of roster moves

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The Week 2 roster for the Detroit Lions saw some late changes this week. The Lions signed cornerback Chase Lucas from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster on Saturday.

Lucas, the Lions’ seventh-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft, will bolster the CB depth chart in advance of Sunday’s matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. With veteran Emmanuel Moseley already ruled out with hamstring and knee issues, the Lions also placed CB Khalil Dorsey (illness) on injured reserve.


Dorsey primarily played on special teams, and that’s where Lucas can slide right in. The two battled in training camp and preseason, and Lucas didn’t lose the battle as much as Dorsey won it.

Detroit also placed DL Josh Paschal on injured reserve. Paschal was ruled out with a knee injury suffered in Thursday’s practice session. He will now miss at least the next four games, as will Dorsey.

On the offensive line, left tackle Taylor Decker has been downgraded from doubtful to out for Week 2 with an ankle injury. To help cover the line depth, the Lions elevated OL Kayode Awosika from the practice squad for the game. Awosika is primarily a guard but has taken some reps at tackle during his one-plus yer in Detroit.

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