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Detroit Lions Place Drew Coleman On IR, Claim Bill Nagy Off Waivers

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Bill Nagy #61 of the Dallas Cowboys is helped off the field after his injury in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots.
Bill Nagy #61 of the Dallas Cowboys is helped off the field after his injury in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots.

A little more than 24 hours away from their second preseason game, the Detroit Lions have made a change to their roster. They decided to place cornerback Drew Coleman on injured reserve, and they filled his roster spot by claiming offensive guard Bill Nagy off waivers.

Coleman missed Wednesday's practice with a concussion, so it's a safe bet that he is headed to injured reserve because of that injury. He joined the Lions right before the start of training camp to add some depth at cornerback, but he didn't really seem to be in the mix to make the team.

The move to claim Nagy is a very interesting one. The Dallas Cowboys waived-injured Nagy on Wednesday after he had ankle surgery. This is the second time he has had surgery on his left ankle in the last year, according to ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer. Nagy actually started at left guard for the Cowboys in the first four games of last season before getting hurt, and it sounds like he was expected to compete for a starting job at center this year before getting hurt.

It's a bit odd for the Lions to claim a player off waivers who just had surgery, but clearly Nagy has some promise as an interior offensive lineman. I'm guessing the Cowboys weren't expecting to lose him on waivers, but he is now a member of the Lions, although it's not clear when he will actually be healthy enough to see the field for them.

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