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Source: Lions agree to terms on a one-year deal with WR Maurice Stovall

Posted by ttwentyman on June 4, 2012 – 4:41 pm

The Lions have agreed to terms on a new one-year contract for receiver Maurice Stovall, according to a league source.

Stovall (6-5, 220) played in 15 games for the Lions last year (mostly on special teams) with one reception for eight yards. The Lions signed him to a one-year free agent contract last August. He spent his first five seasons with the Buccaneers.

The Lions released WR Jared Karstetter to make room for Stovall on the 90-man roster.

Stovall’s signing instantly makes the Lions’ special teams units better.

 


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5 Responses to “Source: Lions agree to terms on a one-year deal with WR Maurice Stovall”

  1. By Cory on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Nice move.

  2. By potts316 on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    And detroitlions.com will probably add him to the roster right away even though Bentley and Reiff still aren’t listed http://www.detroitlions.com/team/roster.html

  3. By Oldcat on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Stovall is a good value. A solid special teamer. Last year he looked like CJ Lite as a receiver in the preseason. However, with exception to the single 8 yard reception, he didn’t do so well with the few opportunities he got as a receiver during the regular season. I distinctly remember him dropping at least 2 passes that should have been easy catches.

  4. By Lance Manly on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Good move, twice.

    Had a dozen WRs, cutting one was another good move.

    The Lions are in position to be deep; real deep at WR.

    Stoval wasn’t much of a WR; think a couple passes last year were caught, but special teams big contribitor.

    Don’t think Stoval will push any of top 5 WRs; the two rookies Broyles and Patrick Edwards will secure 4th and 5th, but still good move.

    Think Broyles will eventually; next season, replace Burleson for #2 WR.

  5. By Lance Manly on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Tim Twentymen:

    Q: When will Lions begin posting updates to the “Transactions” on this page?

    Hasn’t been updated for 2 months since Lance was signed.

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