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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6 Responses to “Source: Lions place DT Corey Williams on IR and sign DT Andre Fluellen”

  1. By Hogfish on Dec 11, 2012 | Reply

    Football players like all humans need time to heal. To many of the Lions players have not been given that healing time. Corey Williams is a valuable asset to the Lions D-line. Suh and Fairley rotating with Williams and Hill bring solid presser up the middle. Young and Jackson need more play time. DE position is the decision area of the Lion Defensive Line. Trading or releasing either Williams or Hill to meet a salary of an overpriced DE is not the answer. Lions need to look for new DE’s and a complete secondary. Defensive tackles are just fine.

  2. By Anthony Miller on Dec 11, 2012 | Reply

    Twentyman next time u talk to Mayhew ask him 4 me please (cuz i dont have access to him) is he going to find some DBs with actual “ball skills” to turn and locate the ball and play the WR!!!! I mean!! How can we have a general mgr that played DB and a coach that was under Jeff Fisher as DC have such a terrible DEF!! We even have ole Gun who has coached for 40 yrs.!!!! The black cloud has returned some how some way that fuckin black cloud that has hung over this organization for 57yrs or more has found its way back to hanging over Ford Field!! I’m not even a person that believes in curses and superstitious types of things!!! These Detroit Lions challenge what I’ve come to know and believe!!!

  3. By Goldfists on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    I know that this is about the defense but I wanted to speak about Titus Young and his detrimental behavior. I think that the Lions administration need to look at the example set forth by the Cardinals and Fine the He!! out of Young before they allow him to go to another team. He has a good skillset but to think that you are better than Megatron and line up in the wrong spot costing the team timeouts and games. Nah player stop having his talent throwing temper tantrums and force him to earn his money. If he cant line up in the proper spots when game times comes dig in that pocket. Dig in that pocket. And dig in that pocket some more.

  4. By Aron on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Would love to have Corey Williams back next year, but hopefully at a much more cap-friendly salary.

  5. By Raymond on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Draft lb db db de in that order no best player.position players only and finally a hard look at mayhew 2011 was a fluke were back where we started. 4-9 at this point this product needs overhauled the draft can somewhat resolve that . If the lions don’t win out even with the extension coach shwartz should held on a short leash.

  6. By rockbo1955 on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    We have right coach and all of these injuries have killed us and the offense does not have the killer instinct even the numbers look good get rid of leshore and keep bell he put up better numbers then leshore ! the Detroit and best have to let him go its been over a year best has high and low and kind find a doctor that will let him play! Its over no doctor will ever approve him to play for his on good! I feel bad for best but the facts our the facts and its time to let go and move on! replace Cunningham and offense cordinator and do not out on a limb we should have never taken a chance on best because he had so many concussion and one really bad one in college football and now hes never will play again I agree with the best player on the board but not long shots do not play poker again! make sure you not only get the best player but also a healthy player with out an atitude! then pick from there yes we need defense but we need another back that can run like bell and a wr because nate getting up in the years and his body wont take much more and this season proved how light we our in wr on the outside i think we let a good reciever go that would help big time in the cuts and lets stop trading for players I would like to have some picks for the draft ! Draft like the patriots do! they our consistent winners !

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