Lions adding help at tight end

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Lions tight end Eric Ebron had an ice pack on his ankle after last Sunday’s loss to the Bears and also hurt his knee during the game, continuing a year that’s been plagued by injuries since Ebron hurt his ankle early in training camp.

The team may have some concern about his availability in the near future because they’ve reportedly added another body at the position. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the team is signing Clay Harbor to the roster.

Harbor was a member of the Patriots until he was released on Monday. He saw action in the last three New England games, but the team needs roster space with Tom Brady and Rob Ninkovich returning from suspensions.

Harbor didn’t catch a pass for the Patriots, but has 111 career catches over six years with the Eagles and Jaguars before he made the move to the Patriots. Cole Wick, Orson Charles and Khari Lee have also seen time at tight end for the Lions this year with Wick joining Ebron as the only ones to catch passes from Matthew Stafford.