The Lions have placed their second cornerback on injured reserve in as many weeks, placing Nevin Lawson on IR today with a season-ending ankle injury, tweets Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. According to Twentyman, using the roster spots vacated by Lawson and Nate Ness, who was cut yesterday, the team has signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from its practice squad.
The Lions have worked out several higher-profile defensive backs since the start of the season, including Champ Bailey, Dimitri Patterson, and Chris Clemons. While the club may ultimately decide to revisit one or more of those free agents, the team has opted for Gorrer for now. A Texas A&M product, Gorrer has appeared in regular season games for the Rams, Ravens, and Buccaneers since 2009.