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Lions Bring Back Former WR to Practice Squad After Tyrell Williams Concussion

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Detroit Lions have brought back a wide receiver as Tyrell Williams deals with a concussion.
The Detroit Lions have brought back a wide receiver as Tyrell Williams deals with a concussion. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images
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The Detroit Lions' already-shaky wide receiver corps could be without top target Tyrell Williams in Week 2. Williams suffered a concussion on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, putting him in jeopardy of missing Monday Night Football.

The Lions have decided to bring back a receiver in order to beef up their depth with Williams' status unclear.

Detroit has re-signed Geronimo Allison, who last appeared in an NFL game in 2019 with the Green Bay Packers. Most recently, he spent training camp with the Lions before being cut at the end of August. That familiarity likely gave him the inside track to get the call once the team was in need of WR help.

Allison played all four of his NFL seasons with the Packers. He recorded 89 receptions, 1,045 yards and 6 scores from 2016-2019 as a member of the team.

The now fifth-year pro at least adds some experience to an otherwise unproven receiving group. Allison could see a big role right away if promoted to the official 53-man roster.

The Lions head into their Week 2 matchup against Green Bay as 11.5-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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