Former Michigan State CB signs with Detroit Lions practice squad
The Detroit Lions are banged up, and with a lengthy injury list they have made some moves with their practice squad. Among the recent moves, the Lions have signed former Michigan State cornerback Shakur Brown.
#Lions announce roster moves:
Place CB Corey Ballentine on Reserve/Injured
Sign CB Shakur Brown to the practice squad
Release T Darrin Paulo from the practice squad
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 15, 2021
After cornerback Corey Ballentine was added to IR on Friday morning, the Lions released offensive tackle Darrin Paulo and made the move to sign Brown.
While at MSU, Brown played in 26 games and had 12 starts, and had a stellar 2020 season. He finished tied for 3rd in the country with 5 interceptions, all while only playing in 7 games due to the COVID-truncated season.
Undrafted in April, Brown suffered with a lack of size, at 5-foot-10 and only posted average numbers in athletic metrics during his Pro Day.
His game tapes are impressive, and while Brown probably won’t be on the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, with the Lions limping secondary, it wouldn’t be a big surprise if he gets bumped to the 53-man active roster for Week 7.