The Detroit Lions continue to stay busy when it comes to tinkering with their 90-man roster.
The team agreed to terms on a new contract with defensive end Braylon Broughton on Wednesday.
The team released defensive end Robert Maci to make room for Broughton on the roster.
The Lions claimed Broughton off waivers last month after the New Orleans Saints released him, but subsequently released him when his physical was unsatisfactory. The Lions brought him back this week and he’s obviously passed the physical this time around.
Broughton, (6-6, 272) has been on the Lions radar for a couple years now. He had a pre-draft visit with the Lions before the 2012 NFL Draft, but entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of TCU.
He appeared in 40 games in college with 45 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks and two fumble recoveries.
He spent all of last season on New Orleans’ practice squad.
Broughton will join a group of defensive ends that includes: Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, Jason Jones, Willie Young, Ronnell Lewis, Devin Taylor, Freddie Bishop, and Spencer Nealy.
Note: The team announced Wednesday that it has released receiver Lance Long to make room for receiver Matt Willis, whom the Lions signed Tuesday.
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