Lions sign RB Javon Leake and drop Michael Warren



The Detroit Lions were slim at the running back as training camp entered week three.

With Andre Swift being limited as he fully recovers from a groin injury, the team announced two roster changes on Wednesday.

Running back Javon Leake was signed and, in a matching move, running back Michael Warren was lifted.

Leake, 22, an undrafted free agent who played his college football in Maryland signed with the Giants but was waived before the start of the season.

He spent most of the 2020 season on the Washington soccer team’s practice squad, but was active for the team’s Week 14 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

According to Land of the Giants of SI, Leake “dazzled Giants coaches with his vision, ability to change direction and tenacity to fight through the smallest of folds. Leake also showed an impressive explosion with the ball in his hands and his determination that resulted in minimal wasted movement – and some positive footage as a reward. ”

Warren played his college football in Cincinnati and was a starter for two seasons.

In 2018, he ran for 1,329 yards and 19 touchdowns.

During his junior season, the talented running back had 1,265 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The final decision on playing time for Friday’s preseason game will take place on Wednesday evening

Head coach Dan Campbell informed the media during his pre-training media session that the coaching staff will make their final decisions on how many shots key players will participate in when the team opens the preseason against the Buffalo Bills at home.



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