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Lions place Sammie Hill on IR, sign Jimmy Saddler-McQueen from practice squad

The Detroit Lions signed Jimmy Saddler-McQueen to the active roster after placing Sammie Hill on injured reserve.


The Detroit Lions have officially placed defensive tackle Sammie Hill on injured reserve, according to Tim Twentyman on Twitter. Hill has a toe injury and was set to miss Sunday's finale, so it made no sense to keep him on the roster as the Lions are already out of the playoffs.

To fill the spot on the 53-man roster, the Lions elevanted Jimmy Saddler-McQueen from the practice squad.

Saddler-McQueen has played in only one NFL game, two years ago. On Sunday against the Chicago Bears, it's likely he'll get some playing time as the Lions attempt to play spoiler and keep the Bears out of the playoffs with a win to close out their season.

Saddler-McQueen's only game as a pro came as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10 of the 2010 season. He was originally signed to Detroit's practice squad Oct. 2, but was released Nov. 20. Season-ending injuries to Nick Fairley and Corey Williams made the team re-sign him to the practice squad on Dec. 12, however.