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RB cut by the Detroit Lions and another off the practice squad: is David Montgomery ready following his bye?

With David Montgomery due back from his rib injury after the bye, the Detroit Lions made a change at the running back position Thursday.

The Lions cut veteran running back Devin Ozigbo and signed linebacker Trevor Nowaske from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Ozigbo, who was mostly a practice squad call-up, had three carries for five yards in his three games with the Lions this season. In Monday’s victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, he participated in two offensive snaps and seven special teams snaps.

Nowaske signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Saginaw Valley State, where he earned first-team All-GLIAC honors in 2022.

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Nowaske was one of the Lions’ top special teams players in the preseason.

Montgomery has not played since injuring his ribs in the Lions’ Week 6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although he was dealing with multiple rib injuries, he told the Free Press last week that this week’s bye should help him get back into action.

The previous Thursday, Montgomery stated, “We are just trying to take it one day at a time.” “We really don’t know right now, but right now we’re just trying to make sure I get back as healthy as I can. The bye week helps a lot, just have a little bit of time, but other than that, we get right.”

Montgomery leads the Lions with 94 carries and is second on the team in rushing behind rookie Jahmyr Gibbs with 385 yards. Gibbs had a career-high 152 yards rushing against the Raiders.

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