Lions sign CB Justin Miller; release LB Doug Hogue

Posted by ttwentyman on October 22, 2012 – 4:22 pm

Needing depth at the cornerback position because of injuries to Jacob Lacey (concussion) and Bill Bentley (shoulder), the Lions signed veteran Justin Miller on Monday.

Miller signed with the Lions this offseason and was with them through training camp, but was part of the team’s final cuts. With Lacey already ruled out for tonight’s game at Chicago and Bentley listed as doubtful, Miller’s signing made a lot of sense for the Lions because he’s knows the scheme and can play right away if called upon.

Miller worked out for the Lions earlier this week, along with Alphonso Smith, who the Lions signed earlier in the week.

The Lions make room for Miller on the 53-man roster by releasing second-year linebacker Doug Hogue. Hogue was a fifth-round pick by the Lions in last year’s draft out of Syracuse. The Lions liked his size and speed coming out and didn’t seem to mind too much that he’d only played linebacker his last two seasons at  after being converted from running back.

Hogue played in all five games for the Lions – mostly on special teams – this season with two tackles.

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3 Responses to “Lions sign CB Justin Miller; release LB Doug Hogue”

  1. By John Hunt on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Get the ball to Ryan Broyles!

  2. By Dan Oh on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    I hope this means the release of Logan. Nice guy, but something has to be done.

  3. By dan lowhorn on Oct 25, 2012 | Reply

    they need to spread the playbook they use the best in the forth quarter.and pass the ball thats what your good at or some bootlegs with good blocks can earn great yards.please for f— sake stop the penaltys and play like you can .i have been a fan my whole life and i know you got the best coach and players SO PLAY LIKE IT

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