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Source: Lions place DT Corey Williams on IR and sign DT Andre Fluellen

Posted by ttwentyman on December 11, 2012 – 5:42 pm

The Lions have placed defensive tackle Corey Williams on injured reserve with that sore knee, according to a league source, and have replaced his roster spot with veteran free agent defensive tackle Andre Fluellen.

The Lions have not officially announced any roster transactions.

Williams missed six games this season after undergoing knee surgery in late September. He finished the season with nine tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.

Fluellen, who spent his first four seasons in the league with the Lions, worked out for the team a few weeks prior to agreeing to terms on a contract on Tuesday. He was a third-round draft pick by the team in 2008 and has the ability to play both defensive tackle and defensive end.

He was most recently with the Dolphins, where he played in two games early this season.

The Lions will have to make a decision on Williams’ future with the team this offseason as he’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.


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