The Buccaneers must see a lot of promise in the rookie defensive end, as the team released veteran Darryl Tapp in order to make room for O'Connor on the roster. O'Connor spent the preseason with the Lions after being selected in the seventh round of April's draft. He could see some defensive snaps Sunday if starter Robert Ayers -- who continues to deal with a concussion -- is sidelined for the contest.
O'Connor has been signed to the Lions' practice squad, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.
O'Connor could be called up this season if the team experiences injury woes at defensive end.
O'Connor was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
O'Connor, a seventh-round pick in this year's draft, was outplayed by undrafted rookies Alex Barrett and Jeremiah Valoaga in training camp. The Lions likely intend to stash him on their practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.
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