Roster Moves for Week Six

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A bevy of moves coming out of Allen Park this week.

Drew Rosenhaus reported from his Twitter page that John Standeford has re-signed with the Lions. The 6'4", 206lb wide receiver from Purdue has spent time with the Lions, Colts and Redskins in his six year career. Standeford takes the roster spot of Adam Jennings who was placed on IR, ending his season.

The Lions have also taken steps to shore up their secondary by signing CB DeMarcus Faggins. The 30-year-old has 36 starts along with 216 tackles and five interceptions. He is also known as a brilliant special teams player. To make room, the Lions released Chuck Darby.

On the practice squad, John Niyo reports that the Lions have released DeAndre Wright and signed DE Robert Henderson who had worked out with the team on October 6th. Henderson, 6'3", 278lbs was a sixth round draft pick of the New York Giants after playing his college ball at Southern Miss.

Also on the practice squad, the Lions have signed Jervonte Jackson, a 6'3", 300lbs DE from Florida Atlantic a 2009 rookie free agent who has played with the Eagles and Jacksonville. The Lions also signed recent tryout, WR Kole Heckendorf, a Wisconsin native. The 2009 North Dakota State alumni is his school's all-time leading receiver. The Lions released Matthias Askew and Logan Payne.

The Lions have also recently tried out OT Levi Jones, C Melvin Fowler, and rookie free agent CB/S Jahi Word-Daniels.