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Lions claim Michael Egnew, Emil Igwenagu off waivers

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The Lions dropped to 75 players on Monday, but they quickly moved back over the 75-man limit that all teams must reach on Tuesday afternoon.

The Lions claimed tight end Michael Egnew and fullback Emil Igwenagu off of waivers. Egnew, a 2012 third-round pick of the Dolphins, had seven catches for 69 yards in Miami last season. Igwenagu, who can also play tight end, didn’t play any games for the Eagles last year, but did see time in three 2012 contests.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he hopes Igwenagu gets playing time on Thursday.

“Hopefully you will see him this week,” Caldwell said, via “He’s one of those guys that he’s going to have to be a quick learner in order for us to be able to utilize him, but we plan on doing just that. We’re going to put him under an intensive learning curve here shortly.”

The same should be true of Egnew, since both players only have a couple of days to show the Lions that they are worth keeping around. Offensive lineman Bryce Quigley and tight end Jacob Maxwell were let go to get the roster back to 75 players.

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9 Responses to “Lions claim Michael Egnew, Emil Igwenagu off waivers”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2014 3:12 PM

    “I’m sorry sir, could you repeat that name…. Megill Waganoo? Ergil Ogwanuu? I can’t seem to see…. Oh, wait…’s a couple guys that seem close……you’ll take them both just in case?….”.

  2. radiofriendly420 says: Aug 26, 2014 3:23 PM

    Lions signed these guys to give Ebron, Pettigrew and Fauria a break. They’ll be cut shortly and possibly invited to the practice squad.

  3. rl79111 says: Aug 26, 2014 3:29 PM

    Ebron, rookie big mouth has been dropping to many passes.

    Lions Suck!

  4. timmmah10 says: Aug 26, 2014 3:48 PM

    Egnnnaaa Egnnanaaa… Not gonna work here anymore…

  5. purpleguy says: Aug 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    Egnew has a college minor in dance, and was brought on to give several much-needed lessons to Fauria.

  6. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 26, 2014 4:21 PM

    Those two players always go together. You can’t spell Igwenagu without Egnew.

  7. ncphinsfan says: Aug 26, 2014 5:19 PM

    As a Dolphins Fan, I wish Egnew success. He has great size and speed and decent hands, but flat out struggled learning the Playbook and Blocking. It is always sad to see a person’s dream come to and end. He was a high round pick of a former GM, so I guess he was expendable. Good Luck with the Lions, but my guess is you are here for 1 game and A few Practices.

  8. doggeatdogg says: Aug 26, 2014 7:26 PM

    I’m surprised NE didn’t pick Egnew up. They have a tendency of turning Miami’s throw aways into gold.

  9. milleniummitch says: Aug 27, 2014 11:24 AM

    This is a sign that Fauria will be dancing for the practice squad, Egnew might be capable between the 20’s….The Dolphins didn’t handle his concussion, tryout very professionally, could be a gift

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