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Lions claim Cletis Gordon

The Detroit Lions continue to raid the trash bins of other NFL teams, using their top priority on the waiver list liberally.

On Tuesday, the Lions plucked former Patriots quarterback Kevin O’Connell, if for no reason other than to have the warm bodies at the position for the final preseason game.

Now, the Lions have pounced on former Chargers and Texans cornerback Cletis Gordon, according to Tom Kowalski of

(And, yeah, we probably are fascinated with Cletis Gordon because he shares a first name with one of our favorite characters on The Simpsons.)

The Lions made space for Gordon by cutting cornerback Keith Smith.

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12 Responses to “Lions claim Cletis Gordon”
  1. MingePudding says: Sep 2, 2009 8:31 PM


  2. writejon says: Sep 2, 2009 9:02 PM

    So Kevin Smith has been moved to CB and cut. Not a great move. Seems strange, in fact, first the move from rb and then cutting him. He seemed like a really sound player.

  3. irishcoolzombie says: Sep 2, 2009 9:05 PM

    The Lions are now unstoppable. Will the madness ever end. Give them the Lombardi now….the rest of the league is now too weak. If they had aquired Favre before the Vikings the next 20 years would be for not. Actually I pretty sure I’m joking:)

  4. det32 says: Sep 2, 2009 9:18 PM

    why do you even post things if your not going to name the right player??

  5. cbell618 says: Sep 2, 2009 9:23 PM

    C’mon… They cut KEITH Smith. Even the Lions aren’t dumb enough to axe Kevin Smith. Well, then again…

  6. Blue_Z28 says: Sep 2, 2009 9:28 PM

    Pretty sure he meant Keith Smith

  7. OSUFAN15 says: Sep 2, 2009 9:36 PM

    Bad reporting…may want to learn the correct names of the players first. Kevin Smith is the starting RB for the Lions.
    KEITH Smith is the cornerback that was cut.

  8. mofo says: Sep 2, 2009 10:06 PM

    No kidding.
    You move a promising young RB to CB and don’t even give him a chance to show what he’s got before cutting him. Crazy stuff.

  9. parkus says: Sep 2, 2009 10:08 PM

    They cut CB Keith Smith, not RB Kevin Smith.

  10. JaggedMark says: Sep 2, 2009 10:15 PM

    Yep, you never know what you’ll find in the trash.
    Afterall, James Harrison has been cut three times. Twice by the Steelers, and once by the Ravens.
    Now back with the Steelers and defensive MVP.
    Keep searching the trash for cornerbacks Detroit. Maybe you’ll find another Darrell Green or Deion Sanders.

  11. Yonkeg says: Sep 2, 2009 10:16 PM

    writejon, I think they meant Keith Smith.

  12. Milhouse says: Sep 3, 2009 7:17 AM

    Hot dang! No more sittin in the dirt at the drive-in!

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