Xavier Proctor was a defensive tackle for the Lions, until he no longer was. He didn't get cut, the Lions moved Proctor from defensive tackle to offensive tackle before the start of organized team activities on Thursday, per mlive.com. Proctor has spent the last two years learning the defensive tackle position as a member of the Lions practice squad, but the move comes at a time where the team needs more able bodies at the offensive line position after an injury to LaAdrian Waddle.
The Lions filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing guard Rodney Austin, tight end Michael Egnew, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, linebacker Julian Stanford, offensive tackle Michael Williams and running back George Winn.
The Lions signed receivers Pat Edwards, Corey Fuller, Carlin Isles and Cody Wilson, running back Steven Miller, linebacker Jon Morgan, kickers John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio, and defensive tackles Xavier Proctor and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen to reserve/futures contracts.
The Lions made several more cuts Saturday in an effort to pare down their roster to 53 players. The following players were released: OL Rodney Austin; OL Xavier Proctor; LB Brandon Hepburn; CB Ron Bartell; P Blake Clingan; WR Matt Willis; S Tyrell Johnson; RB Steven Miller; and OL Jake Scott