After appearing in 14 games -- mostly in a special teams role -- for the Lions in 2016, Armbrister had failed to see the field through the team's first five contests of the current season. With head coach Jim Caldwell apparently having no visions of including Armbrister on the game day roster anytime soon, the third-year linebacker was let go to clear up a spot for defensive end Datone Jones, who was signed following a workout with the Lions.
Armbrister was signed to the Lions 53-man roster Saturday, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Armbrister has resided on the Lions practice squad since being waived at the close of the preseason. The 23-year-old will likely only serve as a reserve linebacker and special teams player for the Lions.
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|Bye: Week 9|
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