A week after cutting quarterback Tim Boyle, the Detroit Lions are bringing him back.
After releasing Boyle as part of last week's 53-man roster cuts, the Lions re-signed him to their practice squad on Monday.
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Boyle adds more quarterback depth to Detroit's roster behind Jared Goff and Nate Sudfield. The 27-year-old served as Goff's backup for the Lions last year, playing in five games and starting three. Prior to that, Boyle backed up Aaron Rodgers on the 2019 and 2020 Green Bay Packers, although he played sparingly.
While Boyle threw twice as many interceptions (six) as touchdowns (three) last year and struggled during the preseason, he's at least familiar with Detroit's offense and has already established some chemistry with his teammates. That makes him a decent insurance option in case Goff goes down with an injury.
Although there isn't room for Boyle on the Lions' roster at the moment, there could be an opening down the road. For now, at least, Dan Campbell is giving him another chance.