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Lions sign DT Andre Fluellen

Andre Fluellen is once again back with the Detroit Lions.


The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen. The move was just announced, and it means that the Lions have 90 players on their roster just in time for the start of training camp later on Friday afternoon.

This is actually Fluellen's third stint with the Lions. He originally joined them as a third-round draft pick in 2008, and he was with the Lions up until the final round of roster cuts last year. He briefly joined the Miami Dolphins early on in the 2012 season, and he returned to the Lions for three games at the end of the year.

This offseason, Fluellen was signed by the Chicago Bears. He wasn't with them for long, though. The Bears released him a little more than a month later, and he had been a free agent since May.

With Fluellen back on the Lions, he has a good shot at making the 53-man roster as their fourth defensive tackle. Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley will likely be ahead of him on the depth chart, but Fluellen has an excellent chance to beat out Ogemdi Nwagbuo and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen at defensive tackle.

Fluellen, by the way, will once again be No. 96 for the Lions. That was set to be Mosley's number, but he is now going to be No. 99. That was formerly Corey Williams' number, so that's probably a sign that he won't be returning to the Lions.

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