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Saints sign WR Corey Fuller from Lions’ practice squad

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The former sixth-round draft pick has a new home in New Orleans.

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A few weeks ago the Detroit Lions yanked cornerback Asa Jackson from the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad. This week, the Lions were on the victim end of a practice squad poach. As first reported by the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett, the New Orleans Saints have signed receiver Corey Fuller from Detroit’s practice squad onto their own 53-man roster.

Fuller was a former 2013 sixth-round draft pick. In his near three years with the Lions, he made 28 game appearances, grabbing just 18 catches for 288 yards and one touchdown. The Lions were hopeful Fuller would be a contributor this year, but a foot injury landed him on the PUP list. Fuller was activated midway through November, but was quickly stashed on the practice squad, where he remained until the Saints poached him.

New Orleans likely has a bit of knowledge on Fuller, as former Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is part of the staff there as the Saints’ current quarterback coach. We wish Fuller good luck with his new home.

As for the Lions, Detroit still has six healthy receivers under contract: Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin, Andre Roberts, TJ Jones and Jace Billingsley. Currently, Billingsley is the only receiver on the practice squad.

In other news from over the weekend, the Lions brought back cornerback Adairius Barnes as part of their practice squad and released linebacker Brandon Chubb. Considering the rough game that Asa Jackson had against the Giants, and the injury to Darius Slay, don’t be surprised if the Lions decide to promote Barnes to the active roster this week.