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The Detroit Lions have added extra depth at defensive tackle by agreeing to a deal with Vaughn Martin.

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Defensive tackle Vaughn Martin has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions, according to his agent. The terms of his deal are unknown, but chances are it's a short-term, minimum type of contract for Martin.

Martin actually visited the Lions last month. This came after he worked out for them last season and after the Lions expressed interest in him around this time last year. It appears the third time was the charm for Martin, who is from London, Ontario, because he now has a deal with the Lions.

Martin spent only three games with the Miami Dolphins last season before being let go with an injury. Adam Caplan reported last month that Martin is "fully recovered from his hernia surgery from last season," so he now appears to be good to go.

Before joining the Dolphins last year, Martin was with the San Diego Chargers for four seasons. In 2012, he played in 12 games and recorded 19 tackles, 1.0 sack and 1 forced fumble. Although he did have 47 tackles in 2011 (his only full season in the NFL), he hasn't exactly lit the stat sheet on fire over the years. That's not a big deal for the Lions, though. They are simply adding Martin as extra depth, and he will likely compete with Corvey Irvin, Jimmy Saddler-McQueen and Xavier Proctor for the fourth spot at defensive tackle on the 53-man roster.