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Lions sign free agent offensive tackle Pierce Burton

The former Ole Miss offensive tackle signed with the team on Thursday.

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With the main period of free agency still weeks out, the Detroit Lions continued to tinker with their depth on the roster, signing tackle Pierce Burton, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts practice squad, to an undisclosed contract on Thursday afternoon.

Pierce Burton, formerly of the University of Mississippi, went undrafted in 2014 and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings. Since that time he’s been bouncing between practice squads, spending time with the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 and the Colts in 2016.

Although the contract wasn’t disclosed by the Lions at this time, it’s safe to say that Burton will probably play either a depth or practice squad role with Detroit as well. Look for the Lions to continue shuffle their offensive line in the coming weeks, as both starting guard Larry Warford and tackle Riley Reiff are due to hit free agency on March 9.

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