Carey was cut by the Lions on Friday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Carey has been a free agent for most of the 2018 season but signed with the Lions on Tuesday and was able to play in Thursday's game against the Bears. The 31-year-old apparently didn't show enough in that performance, though, as he was let go to make room for cornerback Marcus Cooper on the roster.
The Lions re-signed Carey on Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Carey spend the last seven seasons with the Lions before parting ways this offseason. The 10-year veteran has 147 tackles and three interceptions in his career, but will likely be used primarily on special teams.
The Jaguars waived Carey (hamstring) from injured reserve with a settlement Tuesday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
The veteran safety played at least 13 games in each of the last five seasons, but he was relegated to special teams in 2017, making just nine tackles. Once he's healthy, he'll look to carve out a depth role on another roster.
The Jaguars placed Carey (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
Carey was looking to earn a role providing depth in the secondary for the Jaguars before going down with a hamstring injury. He will spend the season on the sidelines unless he and the team ultimately reach an injury settlement.
Carey (hamstring) did not participate in Monday's practice, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Carey suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings and did not return, and it looks like it is somewhat severe given that he's unable to practice. Until the Jaguars can provide an update on his health, consider Carey to be day-to-day.
Carey injured his hamstring during Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings and is considered doubtful to return.
The team didn't disclose the severity of the issue, so it's possible the doubtful designation reflects the fact that it's a preseason contest. Carey needs to get as much preseason time in as possible to work his way on to the 53-man roster radar, so a serious injury could be detrimental to his chances.
Carey will sign a contract with the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Carey, who seems to be healthy after injuring his knee in Week 17, will return to Jacksonville after spending the past seven seasons with the Lions. The 31-year-old safety likely won't see many defensive snaps with the Jaguars but could prove to be a valuable asset on special teams.
Carey (knee) may require offseason surgery, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports. "It's too early to tell," the safety said. "I'll sit on the couch, let some of the inflammation and swelling go down, and we'll see what happens."
Carey injured his knee during Detroit's season finale against Green Bay, but it appears the extent of his damage hasn't been confirmed yet -- though the safety did note that his ACL remains intact. The 30-year-old is set to hit free agency at the end of the league year, and, given the Lions having fired their head coach and defensive coordinator, his NFL future is uncertain.
Carey suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game against the Packers and won't return, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Even though Carey has been declared out, this doesn't illustrate much about the severity of this injury, as the Lions have no need to rush him back in this meaningless matchup. More updates will likely be available after Sunday's game.
Carey (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Bears.
Carey missed the team's past two games due to his knee injury. Now that he's active again he'll look to resume his special teams role, though it remains highly unlikely he has any role on defense.
Carey (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Carey has yet to log a defensive snap this season, and he's in danger of missing his third consecutive game. If he's unable to play, he'll leave his special teams duties to the rest of the depth secondary members.
Carey (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with Cleveland, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Carey was limited in practice throughout the week. He hasn't had much of a role on defense this season, and his absence shouldn't adversely impact the team.
Carey (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Carey was a limited participant in practice this week after sitting out Monday night's win over the Packers. Carey has exclusively been a special teams contributor this season and would likely require multiple injuries to the Lions' secondary to see significant defensive snaps.
Carey (knee) is inactive for Monday's game against the Packers.
Carey will miss his second game of the season, this time due to an unspecified knee injury. He doesn't play on defense, but his absence will be felt on special teams.
Carey (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Packers, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Carey finished the week as a limited practice participant after sitting out Thursday's session. The 30-year-old has exclusively played special teams thus far this season with four tackles, keeping him off the IDP radar at this point.
Carey was held out of practice Thursday due to a knee injury, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Carey likely sustained the injury during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, as the Lions had been off the last three days before kicking off Week 9 preparations Thursday. The reserve safety has seen all 156 of his snaps on special teams this season, effectively removing him from consideration in IDP formats.
Carey (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Carey practiced in full all week and his inclusion on the injury report was more of a precaution after he sat out last week's tilt against the Vikings. He'll likely serve as a depth defender and special teams player.
Carey was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Carey missed out on Week 4's intradivisional matchup with the Vikings due to an unspecified knee injury. His full participation Wednesday suggests he should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Carey (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.
Carey hasn't played a snap on defense yet this season, and he's still looking for his first tackle. Barring injuries above him in the depth chart, Carey will likely only be used as a special teams man going forward.
Carey (knee) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Carey plays sparingly on defense, so don't expect any changes to the Lions' game plan. Where he will be missed, though, is special teams, and we expect Jamal Agnew will receive more special teams snaps in Carey's absence.