Lions elevate K Ryan Santoso and shuffle the practice squad roster

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Ryan Santoso’s wild ride in the 2021 season continues. The Lions elevated Santoso from the team’s practice squad for Sunday’s Week 3 battle with the Baltimore Ravens.

Detroit used the standard elevation for Santoso, who can also serve as a punter. Every team can elevate up to two players from the practice squad each week, though the Lions only elevated Santoso this week.

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Santoso was a member of the New York Giants through the first part of the offseason. The Giants traded the third-year pro to Carolina the day before the final preseason game. The Panthers subsequently cut Santoso after Week 1, when he was perfect in Carolina’s win over the Jets.

In Week 2, he was on the Tennessee Titans practice squad and inactive. The Lions snagged him to the Detroit practice squad after the Titans let him go after Week 2. Now he’s up on the active roster for the Lions in Week 3.

In other Lions practice squad movement, the team swapped in two new players and dropped two others.

Coming in:

Long snapper Beau Brinkley

Punter Lachlan Edwards (Lac)

No longer with the team:

Wide receiver Javon McKinley

Tight end Jared Pinkney

Brinkley and Edwards each tried out for the Lions on Friday, along with another long snapper. Brinkley, 31, was the long snapper for the Titans for the last nine seasons. Edwards was the punter for the New York Jets from 2016-2019 and led the NFL in both punts and punting yardage in 2019.

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