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Detroit Lions sign SEMO Alumnus Mike Ford to active roster

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday they signed former Southeast cornerback Mike Ford to the active roster

Ford spent the beginning of his rookie season on the Lions practice squad after coming to the team as an undrafted free agent out of Southeast earlier this year.

During his tenure at Southeast, Ford was a three-year starter, finishing 18th all-time in career interceptions for the Redhawks with seven.

Ford spent five seasons at Southeast, redshirting in 2013, and seeing time at wide receiver in 2014, before making the full switch to cornerback in 2015.

The 23-year-old was signed by the Lions on May 11 and was waived on Sept. 1, only to be signed to the practice squad the following day.

Ford was picked up after Detroit placed guard T.J. Lang on the injured reserve.

The Lions (3-6) are reeling from a 34-22 loss to the Chicago Bears on Nov. 11, and will look to turn things around against a hot Carolina Panthers team on Sunday, Nov. 18. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.