Lions have signed veteran receiver Lance Long to a one-year contract.
Long, 26, who grew up in Macomb and played his college football at Mississippi State, has spent most of his NFL career on various practice squads since signing the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2008.
Long played in seven games with the Chiefs in 2009 and had 20 catches for 178 yards.
He was most recently cut by the 49ers during their final cuts of training camp last season.
Long (5-11, 186) will join the Lions’ offseason training program immediately.
The Lions drafted Ryan Broyles in the second round to be their fourth receiver behind Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and Titus Young.
Long will compete with practice squad players Terrence Toliver, Marcus Harris and Nate Hughes, as well as some of the undrafted rookie free agents, for the No. 5 spot.
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