Practice squad extravaganza: Packers and Lions

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
We'll use the blog today as a clearinghouse for all NFC North practice squad news. (Wow. There's a sentence you might not have read before.)

We expect teams to announce their lists throughout the day Sunday, so check back this afternoon and evening.


  • WR Jake Allen

  • C Brennen Carvalho

  • TE Joey Haynos

  • LB Danny Lansanah

  • DT Alfred Malone

  • CB Joe Porter

  • WR Brett Swain

  • RB DeShawn Wynn

Of note: The Packers released Wynn during the first round of roster cuts, but he did start four games last season and gives them an excellent internal insurance policy should an injury occur elsewhere. Haynos is an interesting physical prospect at 6-foot-8 and should at least give the Packers' defense a good look on the scout team.


  • LB Darnell Bing

  • OL Matt Butler

  • RB Allen Ervin

  • WR Eric Fowler

  • QB Drew Henson

  • S LaMarcus Hicks

  • WR Kenneth Moore

Of note: The Lions made two other roster moves, signing linebacker Ryan Nece and claiming runing back Marcus Thomas off waivers. Thomas, a fifth-round pick of San Diego this year, gives the Lions a third tailback behind Kevin Smith and Tatum Bell. To make room for Nece and Thomas, the Lions released linebacker Anthony Cannon and fullback/tight end Sean McHugh.