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Lions sign defensive end Austen Lane

Austen Lane AP

With first round pick Ziggy Ansah hampered by a sprained left ankle, the Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Austen Lane to help bolster depth along the defensive line.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions signed Lane to a one-year deal.

Ansah suffered the ankle injury in the Lions’ victory over the Dallas Cowboys two weeks ago. He was still seen utilizing a walking boot in the team’s locker room on Tuesday. With Jason Jones lost for the year and Nick Fairley also banged up, the Lions needed additional help up front.

Lane spent training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs after playing his first three seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lane appeared in 28 games for the Jaguars and recorded 66 tackles with three sacks and a forced fumble. Lane was released by the Chiefs during final cuts in August.

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5 Responses to “Lions sign defensive end Austen Lane”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 5, 2013 11:09 PM

    Would have preferred to see the spot go to Everette Brown before the Cowboys nabbed him. He earned a job in a preseason with us and would have been cool to see him return for another shot.

  2. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 5, 2013 11:35 PM

    Lane gets a gig! For those that were following his column he’s got to be “over it” by now. It’s week 10. Thought he’d be a member of the Chiefs. And Jags…won’t last the season.

  3. dino2997 says: Nov 6, 2013 12:37 AM

    Poor banged up Lions. I guess they’ll have an excuse when they lose Sunday.

  4. uwsptke says: Nov 6, 2013 8:38 AM

    Pride & joy of Iola-Scandinavia (WI) high school.

  5. ocdn says: Nov 6, 2013 10:37 AM

    Hopefully this will hold them over till the others heal up.

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