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Lions WR Corey Washington waived/injured

The Detroit Lions wide receiver was waived with the injury designation on Friday.

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The Detroit Lions made a minor transaction heading into the weekend. Third-year wide receiver Corey Washington was waived with the injured designation. The injury has not been disclosed to the public. If the injury is serious enough, the Lions may choose to bring Washington back (if he clears waivers) and place him on injured reserve. This is what Detroit did with Tim Wright when he tore his ACL last week.

Washington was a former undrafted free agent who joined the Lions' practice squad last November. Washington was offered, and eventually signed, a futures deal with Detroit in January.

In college, Washington was a standout receiver for the Division II school Newberry College. In his senior year, Washington totaled 839 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in 12 games.

For what it's worth, Washington seems to be taking the news well:

The Lions are back down to 89 players on their roster. Earlier in the week, fellow receiver Corey Fuller underwent foot surgery. Although the Lions signed wideout Damian Copeland on Tuesday, the Lions are once again shorthanded at the position. Detroit could very well add another receiver before the start of next week's mandatory minicamp.

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