There is no longer a vacancy on the Detroit Lions’ 53-man active roster. And it didn’t take the Lions much looking around to find the man to fill the spot.
The Lions signed running back Justin Jackson to the 53-man roster from their own practice squad on Wednesday. Jackson was the Lions’ primary kick returner in Week 1 after being promoted as a game-day activation against Philadelphia. He did not get any return attempts vs. the Eagles.
Jackson takes the spot opened when the Lions placed DT Levi Onwuzurike on injured reserve on Saturday. The move to sign Jackson was not unexpected.