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Lions claim two off waivers

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Teams needing to make room on their rosters for draft picks and undrafted free agents have cut loose some veteran players this week and two of them have landed with the Lions on waivers.

The Lions announced Friday that they have been awarded linebacker Cory Greenwood and guard Derek Hardman off of waivers. Greenwood was waived by the Chiefs on Thursday after playing all 48 games for them over the last three seasons. He had 34 tackles and one forced fumble while playing mostly on special teams in Kansas City. Greenwood signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, but the Ontario native was the third overall pick of the CFL draft in 2010.

Hardman was a member of the Buccaneers for the last three seasons, albeit one that bounced on and off the roster several times over his three years with the team. He played 15 games overall with the team, starting four times back in 2010.

Neither player projects to be a difference maker for the Lions this season, but they’ll add to competition for spots at the back end of the Detroit roster. If they can do that, they’ll have some value to the Lions even if they don’t wind up making the team.

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7 Responses to “Lions claim two off waivers”
  1. noeffinway says: May 3, 2013 5:39 PM

    Churning the bottom of the roster is always good.

  2. 4greatestvikingever says: May 3, 2013 5:53 PM

    I thought for sure they picked up the 2 from the Jets.

  3. tokyosandblaster says: May 3, 2013 6:09 PM

    Well, I can understand this. Trying to go 0-16 is almost impossible, so you really need to sign bad players.

  4. davefu50 says: May 3, 2013 6:47 PM

    After losing games to bad special teams, the Lions have committed to fixing it by bringing in the best STers as backups including Kassim Osgood and John Wendling. We still need a returner not named Reggie Bush.

  5. whatjusthapped says: May 3, 2013 8:15 PM

    If either player can avoid getting arrested in the off season, it represents an improvement for the Lions.

  6. lks311 says: May 3, 2013 8:54 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    May 3, 2013 6:09 PM
    Well, I can understand this. Trying to go 0-16 is almost impossible, so you really need to sign bad players.
    ——–
    Keep yapping so everyone will know just how devoid of any football knowledge you possess of deftly turning over the bottom of your roster. Please…

  7. tokyosandblaster says: May 4, 2013 12:21 PM

    Lol “deftly” turning the bottom of your roster?

    You must know all about that from your extensive 1st hand knowledge of building championship teams.

    Oh, wait….

    LOL

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