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Detroit Lions sign WR Brandon Reilly, waive LB Juwon Young

The Lions made a minor transaction on Monday.

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It’s been a relatively quiet couple of weeks for the Detroit Lions’ transaction wire. Despite a couple weeks of Organized Team Activities, Detroit didn’t churn the bottom of their roster much, as they typically have under general manager Bob Quinn.

However, on Monday, the Lions announced a small roster move. Undrafted rookie linebacker Juwon Young has been released, and the Lions have signed wide receiver Brandon Reilly to take his spot:

Young signed with the Lions a few weeks after the draft following a two-year career at Marshall. There he accumulated 9.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks in two seasons.

He’ll be replaced by Young, who has been on and off the Lions’ roster since December. The 6-foot-1 receiver has never made a game appearance in the NFL after going undrafted in 2017, but he has spent time on the Bills and Cowboys over the past two years. He was signed to futures deal with Detroit back in January, but was waived after the Lions signed a slew of undrafted rookies.

Detroit has been a little shorthanded at practices with Marvin Jones Jr., Kenny Golladay and Tommylee Lewis missing time, so it’s possible Detroit is simply doing this to round out their roster for upcoming mandatory minicamp, which begins on Tuesday.