The Detroit Lions announced a pair of roster moves during their bye week.

Lions make a couple roster moves on Thursday | Yardbarker

On Thursday, linebacker Trevor Nowaske was signed to the active 53-man roster.

In a corresponding move, running back Devine Ozigbo was waived.

Ozigbo played seven special teams snaps and two offensive snaps against the Raiders.

The 27-year-old’s waiver claim may indicate David Montgomery’s impending return from a rib cartilage injury.

Nowaske has spent his rookie season on the practice squad after a solid collegiate career at Saginaw Valley State.

The talented linebacker recorded seven tackles and a pass defense in three preseason appearances.

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“I don’t know if I can put it into words,” Nowaske said after his preseason debut at Ford Field against the New York Giants. “Such an unreal experience. Being from Canton and, to be honest, a lifelong Lions fan, it is still taking some getting used to being on the team.”

It was unlikely that he would be selected in the draft, so after training camp it was even less certain.

“I’ve still got a lot of work to do,” Nowaske noted. “I know it’s an uphill battle from here, being undrafted. Although I am glad I could go out there and help, much more needs to be done.

Now that he is got his first chance to play in a regular season game, the young rookie will have to contend with the roster’s talented linebackers, many of whom are also useful on special teams.

Malcolm Rodriguez has also dealt with an ankle injury, which impacted his practice participation last week.

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