Justin Coleman Returns to Practice, Lions Cut Beau Benzschawel

John Maakaron

The Detroit Lions announced significant roster news on Thursday, ahead of their Week 7 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.

Justin Coleman, Detroit's veteran nickel cornerback, will finally return to practice on Thursday, after being placed on injured reserve earlier in the season. 

Coleman suffered a hamstring injury the first week of the season, as did veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Detroit's secondary could use Coleman's experience at the nickel position -- should Trufant miss another game -- against Atlanta.

It was also announced that Detroit signed running back Dalyn Dawkins to the practice squad, and decided to release offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel from the practice squad. 

Benzschawel was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2019, but he never became heavily involved in the mix throughout his rookie season. 

It was believed he might have potential as a center. 

But, now he is free to hit the open market to see if another franchise can take advantage of his skillset. 

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Comments (2)
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Da Ti
Da Ti

Feel bad for Braunschweiger, but team had invested too much time on him. Good on crackers though

kidshelleen51
kidshelleen51

You want to cut Beau, that's okay. But why sign another RB? They've got Scarborough not playing and Jonathan Williams already on the squad.


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