On August 10th, the Detroit Lions announced that they had signed former Texas Tech running back Justin Stockton to their roster.

The last bit of action Stockton saw was for the Arizona Hotshots during the short lived AAF, where he finished with 43 carries for 233 yards and 1 touchdown.

Stockton finished the 2018 NFL season on the Lions practice squad after he was waived by the Seattle Seahawks.

During the Lions second preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday night, Stockton finished the game with only one touch, a reception for 13 yards.