Lions Place Safety On Injured Reserve, Sign Linebacker To Fill Spot

The Detroit Lions feared their safety Tracy Walker tore his Achilles in Week Three against the Minnesota Vikings after he exited the game on a non-contact injury in the first quarter. Unfortunately the injury did in fact lead to his season ending, the club announced this week. 

The Lions have placed him on their injured reserve list due to a torn Achilles, ending the veterans brief 2022-23 season campaign.  

Detroit's head coach Dan Campbell believes this loss will hurt the Lions significantly as they move forward this season without Walker's veteran presence on the defensive side. 

That's a significant loss for multiple reasons." Campbell said. "Since I walked in the door last year, he's been all in. He's one of our team captains this year and nobody has put in more work. 

After Walker's placement on the IR list, the Lions signed linebacker Anthony Pittman off of their practice squad in an attempt to fill the void Walker leaves behind. 

Pittman signed with the Lions in 2019 as an undrafted free agent and has spent the majority of his playing career on special teams. He played in one game in 2019, and spent 2020 on the practice squad before coming back to play all games last year. 


The 25-year-old has played in all three games this season as a part of the team's temporary practice squad evaluation. 

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