The Lions have called to the practice squad for help at cornerback.
Slay did not make the trip to Philadelphia for Sunday’s matchup with the Eagles and has been downgraded to out for that game.
Greenwood was a fifth-round pick by Detroit in last year's draft, but spent the entire year on the PUP list because of an abdominal injury.
He was cut after training camp this year and then signed to the team’s practice squad. He actually spent three weeks on the Dallas Cowboys’ active roster earlier this season when they signed him off the Lions practice squad. He was subsequently released by the Cowboys and signed back to the Lions practice squad.
Defensive coaches love his size (6-1, 190) and athleticism in his second season out of Division III Albion College.
To make room on the active roster for Greenwood, the team released receiver/returner
Spurlock became expendable with the recent emergence of
That leaves Detroit with five cornerbacks for this game: