A familiar name is back in Detroit after being off the team for a bit. Running back Jermar Jefferson has returned to the Lions, signing on the team’s practice squad.
Jefferson was a 7th-round pick in 2021 by Detroit. He played sparingly as a rookie, gaining 74 yards on 15 carries and scoring twice. Jefferson spent 2022 on Detroit’s practice squad.
He was waived with injured status this August. Ironically, he’s back in Detroit due to an injury for another practice squad running back, Mo Ibrahim.
The Lions made room for Jefferson by placing Ibrahim on the practice squad I.R. the undrafted rookie from Minnesota dislocated his hip on his first-ever NFL touch in Detroit’s loss to the Ravens.