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Lions land Nate Hughes on waivers

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The Lions added another body at receiver on Wednesday, claiming on waiver former Jaguars wideout Nate Hughes.

Hughes entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2008, and he was on the active roster in Jacksonville for eight games in 2009.

Hughes spent all of the 2010 season on injured reserve.  He was waived by the Jags on August 1.

Unfortunately for Hughes, his biggest moment came when he dropped passes on consecutive plays in the end zone in a 31-17 loss to the Cardinals.  One of the balls bounced off his facemask, Troy Williamson style.

Hughes was cut promptly after the game.  (Ironically, we joked at the time that the Lions would be claiming him, given that they were claiming at the time pretty much every player who had been placed on waivers.)  After clearing waivers, Hughes joined Jacksonville’s practice squad.

Later in the year, Hughes secured partial redemption via a 35-yard touchdown pass, which gave Jacksonville a 17-0 lead against Houston.  The Jags held on to win the game, 23-18.

UPDATE:  The Lions also claimed guard Greg Niland off waivers from the Cardinals.

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14 Responses to “Lions land Nate Hughes on waivers”
  1. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 3, 2011 9:57 PM

    And why is this dude a good fit for the Lions??

  2. cmj2010 says: Aug 3, 2011 10:07 PM

    Using the word “land” seems like it is some sort of victory..maybe “reluctantly claimed”

  3. MichaelEdits says: Aug 3, 2011 10:07 PM

    A Jaguar and a Lion. Life can be so cruel.

  4. trbowman says: Aug 3, 2011 10:09 PM

    Nate Hughes is actually pretty talented. If he could catch the football, he could stick.

  5. ndgarretjax says: Aug 3, 2011 10:40 PM

    …Who?

  6. woodyg says: Aug 3, 2011 10:41 PM

    The signing of Nate Hughes is the key off-season signing by the Lions & now makes them the definite favorite to be the NFC’s entry into the SB …… Hughes & Johnson will the most feared WR duo in the NFL …..

    Ask any Lions Fan ….. LOL ……..

  7. johnnycash19 says: Aug 4, 2011 12:46 AM

    woodyg says: Aug 3, 2011 10:41 PM

    The signing of Nate Hughes is the key off-season signing by the Lions & now makes them the definite favorite to be the NFC’s entry into the SB …… Hughes & Johnson will the most feared WR duo in the NFL …..

    Ask any Lions Fan ….. LOL ……..
    ————–

    Yeah…so funny…..
    You know besides the fact that he was probably brought in to challenge for the 4th WR spot with Rashead Davis and Derrick Williams. But you know, whatever.

    Please just don’t talk about something you know nothing about.

  8. ccwdude says: Aug 4, 2011 4:42 AM

    Woody G.

    You’re an idiot. Meet me back here at the end of the season and see who’s LOLing.
    GO LIONS

  9. savannahrose44 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:28 AM

    lol at least the lions are picking up the trash around the league somebody has to do it…

  10. maddog111 says: Aug 4, 2011 7:58 AM

    “One of the balls bounced off his facemask, Troy Williamson style.’

    Classic

  11. shackdelrio says: Aug 4, 2011 9:05 AM

    Camp fodder

  12. dewalt2990 says: Aug 4, 2011 10:11 AM

    WR is going to be a tough position to make. Megatron, Burleson, Young, Williams/Ballard/Toone etc.

  13. darthhitman says: Aug 4, 2011 11:38 AM

    Some people are retarded…dude is a camp body…EVERY team has em, and considering we needed to get under the cap I suspect DWill is gone, which would be the bigger news, and celebrated. 90 man rosters and people think teams should sign 90 studs lol.

  14. volcomlion says: Aug 4, 2011 9:19 PM

    just checkin out every option possible. Mayhew did the same thing last year, he got stefan logan off waivers and it turned out pretty good for us.

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