Lions' Mike Ford: Enters offseason with hurt shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire
Ford injured his shoulder during the fourth quarter of the Lions' season finale against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.
Ford wasn't signed to the active roster until 11 games into the season, but the undrafted rookie wound up playing a sizable role for Detroit down the stretch, seeing at least 47 defensive snaps in five of seven contests to end the year. He finishes with 25 tackles and one pass breakup in seven contests. Ford is under contract with the Lions for another season and will look to build upon his inaugural season stat line in 2019.
The Lions promoted Ford from their practice squad to active roster Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.
Ford's spot on the 53-man roster comes following the placement of T.J. Lang (neck) on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie will serve a depth role in Detroit's secondary, and is expected to receive most of his snaps on special teams.