The Detroit Lions made a number of moves on Wednesday. The day started with confirmation that linebacker Zack Follett had been released, and two other players were let go by the end of the day: cornerback Jack Williams and linebacker Korey Bosworth.
Williams was claimed back in 2009 and tore his ACL on his first play with the Lions. He's tried to come back from the injury but just can't seem to get healthy, and on Wednesday the Lions finally decided to move on.
Bosworth has also dealt with injuries. He broke his leg at the end of last year's preseason and ended up spending 2010 on injured reserve.
Taking the spots of Follett, Williams and Bosworth are defensive end Greg Banks, wide receiver Nate Hughes and offensive guard Greg Niland. Banks is an undrafted free agent from the University of Michigan who was officially signed on Wednesday. Niland is also an undrafted free agent (from UMass). He originally signed with the Cardinals but was let go and claimed off waivers.
Of the players added on Wednesday, only Hughes has NFL experience. He was previously with the Jaguars and has five career receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown in eight games. Like Niland, Hughes was claimed off waivers.