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Lions fill vacant roster spots with DT Bobby Skinner and CB Isaac Madison

Posted by ttwentyman on August 21, 2012 – 10:44 am

The Lions have filled their two vacant roster spots with defensive tackle Bobby Skinner and cornerback Isaac Madison.

They had two open spots on the roster after waiving injured tight end Nathan Overbay and safety Don Carey on Monday.

Skinner, an undrafted rookie from Montclair State, was claimed off waivers from the Giants. He adds depth to a defensive tackle unit that’s been banged up as of late. Sammie Hill has been out two weeks with back spasms and Corey Williams and Andre Fluellen have missed the last two practices.

Madison is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Arkansas. He spent the first week of training camp with the Cowboys before he was released.


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14 Responses to “Lions fill vacant roster spots with DT Bobby Skinner and CB Isaac Madison”

  1. By rockbo1955 on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    you will see a lot more of this till special teams start to tackle better and just flat play better! But they will be ready for the season!GO LIONS!

  2. By kenh1957@gmail.com on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

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  3. By UnknownWriter on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    @rockbo1955: You made a solid point about tackling (or the lack there of). But it’s not just special teams not tackling good, it’s the whole defense with maybe a couple of exceptions. Hopefully these two know how to tackle.

  4. By eddie Hiller on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    To waive Safety Don Carey was a mistake. He was playing good for us.

  5. By Maurice Mack on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    tHE Y SHOULD ADD NEWLY RELEASED DE/LB SHAWN MERRIMAN. THE BILLS JUST RELEASED THE 28 YEAR OLD AND HE SEEMS TO BE BACK FROM A NAGGING IJURY. GRANTED HE IS DUE TO MAKE $4 MILLION THIS YEAR, HE WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO PLAY IN THE LB UNIT AND DLINE AT DE. ITS WORTH TALKING ABOUT DETROIT. HE’S A STEAL!

  6. By lionsmark09 on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    Leave Merriman alone. They are already going to have to cut a DE that they want to keep. They are probably going to have to cut E. Brown because R. Lewis needs a spot. He would NOT clear wavers. Admit it people, the Lions are good now and they will have to release good players. No more reaching for free agents.

  7. By Bookemdanno on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    Add Merriman, I deff Agree about adding this stud !!! The number one BIG PLUS with him would be … HE KNOWS HOW TO TACKLE !!!!!!

  8. By dave on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    They should seriously look at trading for MJD, he is ticked at the Jags and I thing the Jags new owner doesn’t have a clue. MJD worth a few top draft pics, and throw Fairley in too.

  9. By lks311 on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    By eddie Hiller on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply
    “To waive Safety Don Carey was a mistake. He was playing good for us.”

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    With all due respect, he was waived earlier this week and he has yet to find a job. I don’t follow it as close as you, but, seems like if was that great he would have been scooped up by now.

  10. By shane on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    bafoons. merriman was released because he is an injury waiting to happen. too much money also. plus he sucks. just wait until the lb’s we drafted start playing. secondly mjd is too expensive. there is no way that we could fit him under or salary cap. try as hard as you can to use your p brain. i know it may be tough but give it your best shot. GOOOOOOOOOOO LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SB CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!

  11. By Steve on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    I agree the MJD thing is truly an intriguing issue. With the emergence of Willie Young and how high they seem to be on Everette Brown I say we put Cliff Avril who seems to be a product of the system and see if we can cure our everlasting woes at running back. We could maybe then visit the Merriman possibility with a one year deal as long as it doesn’t cost a fortune to try it. Let’s face it people Avril wants HUGE money and its likely the Lions will not be able to resign him this offseason. Remember they offered 3 yrs. and 30 million and he refused it……. thats top 5 pay for the next 3 years……..I think Cliff is getting just a little to greedy.

  12. By Gary on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    The MJD thing could be worked out to fit if MJD fell in love with the Lions. JUST IMAGINE how scary the Lions would be offensively. Hell, Dreams are free!

  13. By Chris on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Make the trade! See ya Cliff……Hello MJD! The window is forever small,the time is now! Onward down the field!!!!!!!!

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