Lions claim offensive lineman off waivers, waive WR Bradley Marquez

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Allen Park — A day after getting thrashed by the New York Jets, the Detroit Lions made a slight adjustment to the roster on Tuesday, claiming offensive lineman Jamil Demby off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams. 

Demby was selected by Los Angeles in the sixth round of the 2018 draft out of Maine. He's listed at 6-foot-5, 319 pounds and played left tackle in college, although he transitioned to guard with the Rams. 

The Detroit Lions claimed offensive lineman Jamil Demby off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday.

To make space, the Lions released wide receiver Bradley Marquez.

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A preseason standout on special teams, Marquez was largely limited to that role thanks to Detroit's top-heavy depth at the position. His departure means the team will need a new gunner on punt coverage. 

Cutting Marquez also reaffirms the organization's interest in developing undrafted rookie receiver Brandon Powell, who was a healthy scratch on Monday night. 

The shifty, 5-foot-8, 181-pound Powell paced the Lions with 16 receptions in the preseason and has a skill set that makes him a potential long-term replacement for Golden Tate, who is slated to be a free agent at season's end.