Nic Shimonek

Lions Audition CB Tony Lippett

Defensive lineman Tank Carradine and tight end Clive Walford weren’t the only veteran free agents to work out for the Lions today. Cornerback Tony Lippett also auditioned for Detroit on Wednesday, tweets veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer.

Lippett, who transformed from a collegiate wideout to an NFL corner, was a 13-game starter for the Dolphins in 2016, but didn’t make it through final cutdowns earlier this year after missing the entire 2017 campaign with a torn Achilles. Provided he’s now healthy, Lippett could give Detroit’s secondary a boost, as the club ranks just 29th in passing defense DVOA. While starters Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson have played well, nickel back Jamal Agnew ranks as a bottom-10 NFL corner, per Pro Football Focus, and is now dealing with an injury.

Lippett, 26, has drawn plenty of interest since being cut by Miami, as he’s worked out for the Giants, Jets, Seahawks, and Bills.

Here’s the full list of players the Lions worked out today:

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/5/18

Here are Wednesday’s practice squad moves:

Detroit Lions

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins

Chargers Cut Roster To 53

The Chargers have moved their roster to 53 by making the following transactions:

Waived:

Waived/Injured:

Overall, not a ton of shockers here either. Spencer Pulley was the team’s starting center last year, but now finds himself cut. Rookie sixth-rounder Dylan Cantrell also failed to make the team. The Chargers elected to keep three quarterbacks, keeping Cardale Jones‘ roster spot safe for now.

Chargers Sign 21 Undrafted Free Agents

The Chargers have agreed to terms with the following 21 undrafted college free agents:

  • Tony Brown, CB (Alabama)
  • B.J. Clay, CB (Georgia State)
  • Zachary Crabtree, T, (Oklahoma State)
  • Chris Durant, T (William & Mary)
  • Marcus Edmond, CB, (Clemson)
  • Brandon Facyson, CB, (Virginia Tech)
  • Zack Golditch, G, (Colorado State)
  • Bijhon Jackson, DT, (Arkansas)
  • Albert Havili, DE, (Eastern Washington)
  • D’Juan Hines, LB, (Houston)
  • Cole Hunt, TE, (TCU)
  • Tevin Lawson, DE, (Nicolls State)
  • Ben Johnson, TE, (Kansas)
  • J.J. Jones, WR, (West Georgia)
  • Anthony Manzo-Lewis, FB, (Albany)
  • Detrez Newsome, RB, (Western Carolina)
  • Steven Richardson, DT, (Minnesota)
  • Nic Shimonek, QB, (Texas Tech)
  • Trenton Scott, G, (Grambling State)
  • Kent Shelby, WR, (McNeese State)
  • Shane Tripucka, P, (Texas A&M)