Lions Activate Follett, Sign WR, Work Out Others

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This week, the Detroit Lions made a great deal of their fans happy by signing Zack Follett off of the practice squad. The seventh round pick out of California became a fan favorite in the offseason.

Follett should bolster a lackluster special teams corps and back up Julian Peterson on the strong side.

To fill his spot on the practice squad the Detroit Lions signed Logan Payne a third-year receiver out of Minnesota. Payne has spent his career as a member of the Seattle Seahawks filling in when injuries struck their underachieving receivers. In 2008, he was signed to the active roster and responded with a two catch game.

He was injured in his second active game with the club and placed on the IR for all of 2008.

As a senior he was the Golden Gophers' number one receiver.

In addition, the Lions tried out a new list of players this week for their "short list:" RB Jehuu Caulcrick, LB Vinny Ciurciu, SS Vernon Fox, DE Robert Henderson, SS Todd Johnson, OG Kurt Quarterman, and OG Issac Sowells.