The Lions have claimed former Cowboys guard/center Bill Nagy off waivers after he was released following ankle surgery earlier this week.
The team also placed cornerback Drew Coleman on the injured reserve list. Coleman recently suffered a concussion in practice.
“Drew Coleman is currently sidelined with a concussion,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said after Wednesday’s practice. “When he’s able to get back out, when’ he’s 100-percent, we’ll get him back out.
“But you guys know that protocol is a very serious thing in the NFL and across sports. Not just football, not just NFL football, college football, high school and everything else so we’ll take him day-by-day.”
Nagy started four games for the Cowboys last year after he was drafted in the seventh round out of Wisconsin. He started Week 1 as a rookie and was drawing rave reviews before a broken ankle ended his season. He had surgery on the same left ankle Wednesday after suffering a high left ankle sprain in the first practice of training camp.
Nagy, 24, was expected to compete for the starting center spot with Phil Costa along the Cowboys offensive line before the injury.
The claim is a nice move for a Lions team still trying to find an eventual replacement for Dominic Raiola.
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