With cornerbacks Jonte Green and Chris Greenwood still nursing hamstring injuries, the Detroit Lions added some depth to that unit Monday by signing cornerback Brandon King.
King, an undrafted free agent out Purdue in 2010, played in eight games his first two seasons in the NFL with the Colts. He spent the end of last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The team also released linebacker Alex Elkins and receiver Devin Thomas on Monday.
Elkins was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Oklahoma State. The Lions typically keep six linebackers on the regular-season roster and Elkins wasn’t in that mix early in training camp.
Thomas, who came off the physically unable to perform list on Sunday, was obviously too far behind after missing the team’s first nine practices and not in their plans moving forward.
The signing of King, coupled with the release of Elkins and Thomas, leaves one spot open on the 90-man roster as of Monday afternoon. The team resumes practice Tuesday morning at 9:15 after being off Monday.
They’ll host the New York Jets Friday at Ford FIeld i the preseason opener for both teams.
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