The Detroit Lions were forced to make a change to their roster on Tuesday due to an injury. Linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba was placed on injured reserve after he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings. He was replaced with cornerback Anthony Madison, who re-signed with the Lions on Tuesday night.
Madison spent the 2011 preseason with the Lions. He wasn't brought back by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Lions brought him in to compete for a spot in the secondary. His great special teams play put him in the mix, but the Lions ultimately went in a different direction. He is back with the team now thanks to the injury to Ekejiuba, who is an outstanding special teams player. Madison likely was re-signed for his special teams skills.
The other change the Lions made occurred on Wednesday and dealt with their practice squad. Wide receiver Tim Toone, who was let go during the final round of roster cuts and signed to the practice squad last week, was released. He was replaced with wide receiver Owen Spencer, who just worked out for the Lions earlier this week.