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Lions sign WR Lance Moore, RB Desmond Martin

The Detroit Lions have signed a veteran wide receiver and another undrafted running back.

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The Detroit Lions are now up to 89 players on their roster. After making four total moves on Monday, the Lions made two more moves on Tuesday by signing veteran wide receiver Lance Moore and undrafted running back Desmond Martin.

Moore, who got a one-year deal, is a familiar name from his time with the New Orleans Saints. He was with the Saints from 2005-13, and there was a lot of speculation last year that the Lions would pursue him given his connection to offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who previously served as New Orleans' quarterbacks coach. Moore ended up joining the Pittsburgh Steelers instead, though, and he only had 14 catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games last season. Pittsburgh released him back in March.

With Moore joining the Lions, he will enter the competition for the No. 3 wide receiver spot with the likes of Jeremy Ross, Ryan Broyles and Corey Fuller. The Lions really need more consistency out of that spot, and Moore should be extremely familiar with Detroit's scheme given that it is heavily based on the Saints' offense. That familiarity doesn't mean Moore is a lock to win the job or anything considering his best days may be behind him, but the Lions now have a veteran in the mix to make the No. 3 wide receiver battle a bit more interesting.

As for Martin, he is following the Joique Bell path after playing running back at Wayne State and going undrafted. Martin took part in the Lions' rookie minicamp as a tryout player over the weekend, and now he is under contract with his hometown team.

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