Lions swap out cornerbacks on roster, activate WR Tommylee Lewis

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) is was activated by the Lions on Tuesday. He signed with Detroit after three seasons in New Orleans.

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions needed to make a second move at cornerback this week, signing Johnathan Alston and waiving injured corner Tarvarus McFadden, who the team had signed over the weekend

Alston is another big-bodied corner, listed at 6-foot-1, 206 pounds. He began his college career as a wide receiver before switching to defense as a senior. He went undrafted out of North Carolina State in 2018, initially signing with the Miami Dolphins. 

The Lions worked out Alston last September.

In addition to the roster swap, the Lions also activated wide receiver Tommylee Lewis off the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. 

Lewis signed a one-year contract with the Lions this offseason. In three seasons, all withthe New Orleans Saints, he's caught 20 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. He also has experience as a return man, averaging 9.3 yards on 36 punts and 22.0 yards on 24 kickoffs.

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