Lions Announce Four Moves Including Activating WR Jameson Williams


The Detroit Lions announced a series of roster moves on Saturday ahead of their Week 5 game against the Panthers. 

The full list of moves include:

  • Lions placed FB Jason Cabinda on Injured Reserve.
  • Lions activated LB Julian Okwara from Injured Reserve.
  • Lions activated WR Jameson Williams from the exempt list.
  • Lions elevated WR Dylan Drummond to their active roster. 

Williams was among five players suspended for violating the league’s gambling policy in April. 

Williams, 22, was a first-team All-American, first-team All-SEC, and the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2021. The Lions traded up and used the No. 12 overall pick on him in the 2022 draft. 

Williams needed surgery for a torn ACL sustained in the National Championship Game, but he was able to return late in his rookie season. 

He signed a four-year, $17,461,789 contract that includes a $9,879,483 signing bonus. There is also a fifth-year option for the team to pick up in 2025.

In 2022, Williams appeared in six games for the Lions and caught one pass for 41 yards and a touchdown to go along with one rush for 40 yards.

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