The Lions were in need of help at linebacker and they added some depth on Tuesday afternoon. Detroit has claimed Jayson DiManche off waivers from the Bengals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter).
DiManche, 26 in September, spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Bengals before spending time on the taxi squads of the Browns and Chiefs. In January, the Bengals inked DiManche to their practice squad and subsequently signed him to a futures deal. This week, he was a roster casualty as they trimmed down towards 75.
DiManche should help Detroit out while linebacker Jon Bostic heals up from surgery. Bostic was given a 6-12 week time table earlier this month, which means he won’t be back until October at the earliest.
The Lions waived fellow linebacker Dominique Tovell to get back down to the 75-man limit.