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Lions make punter change too, bring Nick Harris back

Nick Harris AP

With all the attention on the Seahawks-Packers decision and associated fallout, it  is apparently the perfect time for teams to sneak in punter transactions.

The Bills and Eagles have already done it, and now the Lions have followed suit.

Detroit put Ben Graham on injured reserve with a calf injury, and signed journeyman Nick Harris to replace him, according to the Lions official website.

For the record, it’s season-ending injured reserve, since they used their designated for return slot on cornerback Drayton Florence.

Harris spent eight seasons with the Lions (2003-10), spent 2011 with the Jaguars and was in camp with the Panthers this summer, losing both jobs to drafted rookie punters.

Graham was injured prior to his first punt, which was returned for a touchdown. That left kicker Jason Hanson to fill in the rest of the day, but the Lions needed a long-term replacement.

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4 Responses to “Lions make punter change too, bring Nick Harris back”
  1. ocdn says: Sep 25, 2012 4:12 PM

    The Lions had better “Change” the absent defense, the inept special teams and their communication issues when it comes to critical moments in a game and make sure EVERYBODY is on the same page. The coaching staff has a lot of work to do.

  2. marvsleezy says: Sep 25, 2012 4:34 PM

    Huge loss for Detroit, it will be tough to replace him ;)

  3. 2011to2020lions says: Sep 25, 2012 5:31 PM

    Lions need to replace losses for wins

  4. EJ says: Sep 25, 2012 6:35 PM

    They should have grabbed Brian Moorman, he’s someone who Buffalo definitely made a mistake on releasing. He has been in Buffalo since 2001 and only had 1 returned kick on him. Bills fans will miss Moorman greatly, I know I will.

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