The Lions have rounded out their eight-man practice squad with the signings of defensive tackle Lorenzo Washington and fullback Shaun Chapas Sunday night, according to a league source.
They join receivers Kris Durham and Patrick Edwards, offensive lineman Rodney Austin, running back Stephfon Green, cornerback Ross Weaver and linebacker Carmen Messina on the practice squad.
Washington went undrafted in 2010 out Alabama, but was signed by the Cowboys immediately after the draft. He was released before training camp because of an injury and was later signed to the Patriots’ practice squad. He wasn’t on any NFL roster last season.
Chapas was a seventh-round pick of the Cowboys last season. He began the regular season on the practice squad but joined the active roster late in the season and made his NFL debut against the Cardinals in December. He played in three games and recorded one reception for nine yards.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will have a mini Georgia reunion come Monday morning. Both Chapas and Durham played with Stafford at Georgia.
The Lions have not announced a transaction to make room on the 53-man roster for cornerback Drayton Florence, whom the team signed Sunday afternoon, and aren’t expected to do so until Monday.
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