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Lions Sign Jovan Haye, Release Brandon McDonald

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With defensive tackle Nick Fairley unlikely to play this week against the Minnesota Vikings because of his foot injury, the Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Jovan Haye as extra depth at the position. To make room on the roster for Haye, the Lions released cornerback Brandon McDonald.

Haye worked out for the Lions earlier this week. It was his second workout with the team, as he was a part of the 24-player workout that was held during the Lions' bye week.

Haye has previously played for the Panthers, Browns, Buccaneers and Titans. He had six sacks in 2007 with the Bucs, but he's only had half a sack in the rest of his career. Haye seems like he has some potential, but he could only be around for a few days with Ndamukong Suh's suspension ending after Sunday.

McDonald had been with the Lions since last season. This year, he appeared in 11 games for Detroit and recorded 17 tackles and one pass defense. Although depth isn't exactly great at cornerback right now with Chris Houston injured, the Lions apparently felt it was more important to add some depth at DT rather than keep an extra player at CB.