Lions make a puzzling roster move ahead of Bears game

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We’ve been anticipating what the Detroit Lions were going to do all week after they made a handful of moves on Tuesday. A lot of questions where left unanswered and it seemed like more moves were coming. On Saturday we were left with more questions than we had earlier in the week. 

The Lions made one move on Saturday. They elevated undrafted rookie offensive lineman Michael Niese. That’s it. That’s all they did. This is no shot at Niese, but it is truly a questionable move with Michael Schofield sitting on the practice squad with 86 starts at right guard under his belt. I am beyond shocked that the Lions did not decide to go that route. 

Then there’s Bruce Irvin. He was not elevated for this game or added to the Lions active roster. So he will not play on Sunday against the Bears. It could be the ankle injury he suffered against New Orleans, but he was full practice participant on Thursday and Friday and Lions head coach Dan Campbell talked this week about how the Lions plan to use him a lot more going forward. 

That’s not it. This team elevated Quinton Bohanna three weeks in a row. The expectation was that he would be signed to the active roster this week and that he would play Sunday against the Bears. He will now sit this game out. 

Does that open the door for Isaiah Buggs to get chance to redeem himself? Probably a good chance it does. If he’s a healthy scratch again on Sunday, then I have no idea what this team plans to do on it’s defensive line in this game. 

Truly some of the most flabbergasting stuff the Lions have done this season. We’ll see where it goes. 

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