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Detroit Lions place Bruce Ellington, Charles Washington on IR

Two more players got sent to the injured reserve list this week.

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In the past two weeks the Detroit Lions have placed Ezekiel Ansah, Michael Roberts, Da’Shawn Hand and Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve.

Saturday, two more players joined them. Wide receiver Bruce Ellington and defensive back Charles Washington were both placed on IR, ending their seasons.

Ellington was added back in early November in the hope to help replace Golden Tate after the Lions opted to trade him. Ellington played in four games for Detroit, totally 23 catches and 132 yards during his time. The veteran receiver has dealt with hamstring injuries for much of his career, even having part of his hamstring surgically removed at one point, but another hamstring ended this season early.

Washington has been one of the Lions’ better special teams players for the past two years, but a hamstring injury has claimed the last two games of his season, as well.

To make up their spots on the roster, the Lions promoted wide receiver Chris Lacy to the active roster along with cornerback Dee Virgin. Wide receiver Deontez Alexander takes one of their spots on the practice squad.

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