Lions Sign Former Rival Cornerback to Active Roster

The Detroit Lions are bolstering their secondary by adding veteran cornerback Kindle Vildor to the main roster following a stay on the practice squad.

According to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, the Lions placed defensive tackle Alim McNeill on injured reserve on 

 the 5th of December and added defensive tackle Tyson Alualo and offensive lineman Matt Farniok

to their practice squad. The Lions were used to seeing Vildor line up against them with an NFC North competitor, according to Rogers.

"A fifth-round pick out of Georgia Southern in 2020, [Vildor has] made 22 starts as a professional,

All with the Chicago Bears, primarily playing as an outside corner," Rogers said in a blog post. 

He spent part of last season with the Tennessee Titans and was most recently on Philadelphia's practice squad

Vildor will have the opportunity to contribute seasoned depth to a secondary that has seen a number of major injuries,

including two of the team's most significant offseason additions. Safety Gardner, C.J.Johnson's season was cut short due to a torn pecora muscle

 and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley tore his ACL in his first game back after tearing the ACL in his opposite knee last season.

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