Lions Place RB Tra Carson On IR

Another change for the Lions’ running back group. The team’s starter in the first game following Kerryon Johnson‘s IR designation, Tra Carson will now join the team’s original 2019 starter on the Lions’ IR list.

The Lions sent Carson to IR, effectively ending the recent waiver claim’s season. Detroit promoted running back Paul Perkins to take Carson’s roster spot.

Carson worked through two limited practices this week with a hamstring injury, so this could lead to an injury settlement once the ex-Packer is healthy. Carson finished his Week 8 start with 12 carries for 34 yards in the Lions’ 31-26 win over the Giants.

A former Giant, Perkins came to Detroit as a waiver claim earlier this season. The Lions were able to pass the UCLA product through to their practice squad recently but will bring him back to their 53-man roster because of more backfield injury trouble. He took C.J. Anderson‘s roster spot. The Lions’ backfield now consists of sixth-round rookie Ty Johnson, ex-Seahawk J.D. McKissic and Perkins.

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9 comments on “Lions Place RB Tra Carson On IR

  1. diller1340

    It’s really starting to seem like the lions should have just held onto CJ Anderson

    • diller1340

      Detroit ran for a total of 59 yards against an awful giants defense that let chase Edmonds embarrass them the week before. Nobody average more then 3.6YPC. If CJ was even half the player he was in the playoffs last year he would be a big upgrade

  2. graysondecker

    Paul Perkins had three carries last Sunday, and I thought he was the one added to the roster after Kerryon went on IR. Did they send him back down after the game, only to bring him back up a couple days later?

  3. jirogers72

    Will be interesting to see if the Lions can rush for more than 50 yards total today. Retread running backs and a underperforming offensive line; couldn’t Quinn at least given a 6th round pick for Drake! Zenner will be the next retread to return when he is cut!!

  4. It’s very possible that it wouldn’t matter who is in the backfield, the Lions O-Line may just not be very good.

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