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Lions sign Kris Redding, waive Cody Wilson

The Detroit Lions added a defensive end and waived a wide receiver on Thursday.

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Prior to beginning practice on Thursday, the Detroit Lions made a minor change to their roster. Wide receiver Cody Wilson was waived with the injured designation, and the Lions signed defensive end Kris Redding.

This is actually the second time that Wilson has been let go by the Lions this year. He was first released back in May before being brought back in June, and now he is set to become a free agent again if he clears waivers. The Lions could potentially put him on injured reserve if he clears waivers, but chances are they will simply release him with an injury settlement. (That's what the Lions ended up doing with Kalonji Kashama, who was waived with the injured designation earlier this week.)

As for Redding, he joins the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest. At 6-foot-4, he's got good size, and in college he had 64 total tackles in four seasons. He only had 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, though, and he's really just going to be an extra body at defensive end with Ziggy Ansah still on the PUP list. I suppose Redding could always get into the mix for the practice squad, but this has more to do with adding depth for training camp than anything.

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