Justin Rogers and John Niyo discuss the Detroit Lions' upcoming matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Justin Rogers, The Detroit News
Allen Park — With four defensive backs listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions have promoted cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc off the team's practice squad.
Undrafted out of Florida Atlantic in 2016, LeBlanc spent his first offseason with the New England Patriots, where Lions coach Matt Patricia served as defensive coordinator.
Picked up by the Bears after he was cut by the Patriots, LeBlanc appeared in 28 games over the past two seasons, including 10 starts. He recorded 61 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two interceptions, including a pick-six off Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
LeBlanc adds depth to Detroit's banged-up secondary, where cornerback Nevin Lawson (illness) and safeties Quandre Diggs (hand), Tracy Walker (ankle) and Tavon Wilson (back) are all listed as questionable for Sunday.
To clear room for LeBlanc on the roster, the Lions waived tight end Hakeem Valles.
A preseason standout, Valles has been buried on the depth chart behind Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo. Valles appeared in three games this season, playing 29 snaps and recording two catches for 11 yards.