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Lions claim DE Braylon Broughton off waivers

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The Detroit Lions have added defensive end Braylon Broughton via the waiver wire.

Eric Draper

The Detroit Lions have filled out their roster by claiming defensive end Braylon Broughton off waivers. Broughton was let go by the New Orleans Saints on Monday, and he was awarded to the Lions via the waiver wire on Tuesday.

The Lions actually brought Broughton in for a pre-draft visit last year. He went undrafted, but he landed with the Saints as one of their UDFA signings. He ended up spending the 2012 season on the Saints' practice squad, and he signed a futures deal with the team after the regular season. As mentioned, he was released this week.

Broughton, who is 6-6, is the latest tall defensive end to join the Lions. They made it a point to get bigger at the position this offseason, and they have certainly accomplished that by adding Ziggy Ansah (6-6), Devin Taylor (6-8) and Jason Jones (6-5). Broughton is likely nothing more than a camp body, but he fits the mold of the kind of defensive end the Lions like size-wise.

With the Lions adding Broughton, they now once again have 90 players on their roster.