Lions cut WR Hall, list RB Swift as doubtful vs. Bears
The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Marvin Hall and downgraded rookie running back D’Andre Swift to doubtful for Sunday’s road game against the Chicago Bears.
The Lions also announced on Saturday that they cut tight end Isaac Nauta ahead of Darrell Bevell’s debut as the team’s interim head coach. Detroit fired coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn last week.
Hall, 27, has recorded 17 receptions for 290 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games this season. He has 36 catches for 760 yards and five scores in 44 career games with the Atlanta Falcons (2017-18) and the Lions.
Running back Adrian Peterson likely will assume the lead in the backfield on Sunday in place of Swift, who is nursing an illness.
Peterson leads the Lions in carries (119) and rushing yards (444). He also shares the team lead in rushing touchdowns (four) with Swift, who was selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Nauta, 23, had one catch for three yards in seven games this season. He has three receptions for 16 yards in 13 career games with Detroit.
The Lions on Saturday also promoted defensive tackle Frank Herron from the practice squad to the active roster and activated cornerback Darryl Roberts from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
–Field Level Media