Allen Park – The Detroit Lions have signed Logan Thomas to the practice squad. A former quarterback, the Lions intend to convert the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder to tight end.
Thomas, a three-year starter at Virginia Tech, was a fourth-round pick for the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. After being released by the Cardinals, he had stints with the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants.
The Lions play the Giants in three weeks.
Detroit has three tight ends on the active roster – Eric Ebron, Matthew Mulligan and Clay Harbor – as well as Khari Lee on the practice squad. Brandon Pettigrew, who has been on the physically unable to perform list all season, returned to practice last week and must either be added to the active roster or put on injured reserve by Week 14.
To clear room for Thomas, who worked out for the team two weeks ago, the Lions released linebacker Brandon Chubb.