Lions sign LB Curtis Bolton, TE Jared Pinkney in flurry of roster moves – Lions Wire

It was a very busy day on the NFL’s transaction wire on Tuesday around the league. The Detroit Lions contributed their fair share of roster moves to the log.
To sum it up briefly, the Lions:
Signed LB Curtis Bolton and TE Jared Pinkney to the active 53-man roster
Activated DE Jashon Cornell from the reserve/non-football injury list
Signed WR Juwan Green and TE Ross Travis to the practice squad
Placed LB Josh Woods on injured reserve
Placed TE Brock Wright on the reserve/COVID-19 list
Released CB Chris Williamson from the practice squad
Bolton comes up from the Lions’ own practice squad. He’s played over 30 snaps on special teams as a practice squad elevation the last two weeks. The inside backer will take the place of Woods, who started in Week 14 before getting hurt in the Week 15 matchup against Arizona. His season is over due to his neck injury.
Pinkney was signed off the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad to the active 53-man roster. He did spend three weeks in September on the Lions practice squad before emigrating to the Rams.
With Wright going on the reserve/COVID-19 list and the earlier move sending Shane Zylstra to the injured reserve, Pinkney is the only tight end on the active roster and projects to start against the Seahawks in Week 16. He is in his second NFL season as an undrafted free agent from Vanderbilt.
Perhaps the most eye-catching move is Cornell. A 2020 7th-round pick from Ohio State, Cornell has been on the field for just four snaps in two seasons. He’s battled injuries, a three-game NFL suspension and recently the lengthy stint on the NFI list. Cornell flashed quite a bit of pass-rush potential in the summer of 2021 when he was healthy.
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