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Kris Durham joins Lions practice squad

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While he was a wide receiver at Georgia, Kris Durham caught passes from Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

He’ll have a chance to do it again this season, although only in practice at the moment. The Lions have signed Durham, released by the Seahawks a year after they made him a fourth-round pick, to their practice squad, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. That leaves the Lions with two more spots to fill on their practice squad, one of which could wind up being the player dropped to make room for cornerback Drayton Florence.

Durham caught just three passes in three games as a rookie, largely because of injuries which also limited him this summer. Injury issues have dogged Durham all the way back to his college days, although his physical talents have come to overshadow his relative lack of health and production at both levels.

The Lions don’t have any pressing needs at receiver at present, although Durham could potentially force Kassim Osgood off the roster down the road if the Lions feel like they won’t miss Osgood’s presence on special teams.

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2 Responses to “Kris Durham joins Lions practice squad”
  1. Soulman45 says: Sep 2, 2012 12:33 PM

    All THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS need is enough to go to the run and shoot 4wide with a TE in the back field for out lets.
    Stafford got the gun Calvin Johnson take two DB’s with him the three that are left should be one on one dinner lunch and supper.
    The Super Bowl party in the streets of Motown.

  2. steveb9995 says: Sep 2, 2012 5:28 PM

    Osgood was signed expressly for his special teams ability. I doubt he’ll be going anywhere just yet.

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