Lions Preseason 2012: Matthew Stafford, Stefan Logan Practice On Monday

The Detroit Lions had Matthew Stafford and Stefan Logan practicing on Monday.

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Lions Roster Moves: R.J. Archer Released

The Detroit Lions released fourth-string quarterback R.J. Archer on Thursday, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Archer's release comes on the heels of the team's signing of special-teamer Kassim Osgood on Wednesday. With Archer's departure, there's room on the roster for Osgood to slot in. Archer played one series in last week's win over the Baltimore Ravens but never threw a pass in game action.

The news could be good for former Boise State star Kellen Moore, as the report points out. Moore should get more opportunities in the Lions' last two preseason games to prove he deserves a roster spot. Teams have a little over a week to decide how to cut down to their final rosters.

Moore has completed 14 of 29 passes through the first two preseason games with no touchdowns and an interception. The Lions could choose to keep two quarterbacks over three, and starter Matt Stafford and backup Shaun Hill are safe. General manager Martin Mayhew has said he prefers to have three quarterbacks on his roster.

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Lions Preseason News: Detroit Signs Wide Receiver Kassim Osgood

The Detroit Lions have signed free agent wide receiver Kassim Osgood. The veteran receiver spent the last two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and played seven seasons before that in San Diego. For his career, he has caught 44 passes for 749 yards and five touchdowns. However, Osgood is a three-time All-Pro, taking the AFC special teams spot in 2007, 2008, and 2010. He played college football and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, where he set the Division I-AA single-game receiving record, and San Diego State.

Osgood confirmed the signing on his Twitter account:

Osgood caught five passes for the Jags in 2011, registering 42 yards, and has not recorded double-digit catches since 2004. Osgood's real value lies in special teams, where he is one of the best gunners in the league. The Lions will be looking for him to contribute in that capacity.

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Detroit Lions Waive-Injured Don Carey, Nathan Overbay

With the regular season nearing, the Detroit Lions have waived-injured safety Don Carey and tight end Nathan Overbay, according to Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman. Both players were competing for roster spots this summer, but they've ultimately been let go just weeks before the beginning of the 2012 season.

Carey and Overbay now hit waivers, so every other team in the league will have the opportunity to claim them both. If they each pass through unclaimed, the Lions can either place them on injured reserve or agree to injury settlements that make them free agents.

Carey, 25, spent the 2011 season with the Lions after starting ten games with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a rookie in 2010. He only played five games with Detroit last season, recording five tackles and one defended pass, although he did intercept a pass during his rookie year.

Unlike Carey, Overbay has never played in the NFL before. The 25-year-old played for three years in college at Eastern Washington, but he didn't put up eye-popping numbers and he's never hung on with an NFL franchise. Detroit may be going with Austin Wells as the second tight end behind Brandon Pettigrew now.

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Lions Training Camp: Cliff Avril Signs Franchise Tender, Reports To Training Camp

After the Detroit Lions and DE Cliff Avril were not able to reach a long-term deal by the July 16 deadline, both sides knew the former Purdue Boilermaker would have to play the 2012 season under the one-year franchise tag. It was just a matter of when Avril would sign the tender and report to training camp. This morning, that situation finally was resolved.

Avril finished with 11 sacks last season to go along with six forced fumbles to lead a much-improved Detroit defense.

The Lions' third-round pick from 2008 missed eight days of training camp. He reportedly said no to an extension that would've paid him $30 million over the next three seasons prior to the July 16 deadline, Twentyman says.

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Lions' Chris Greenwood, Ronnell Lewis, Ryan Broyles To Start Training Camp On Sidelines

On Tuesday morning, the Detroit Lions announced via the team's official website that cornerback Chris Greenwood and defensive end Ronnell Lewis will be placed on the physically unable to perform list when the club officially starts training camp on Friday.

Players who begin training camp on the PUP list can be reactivated at any time during camp, but if the player requires more time they will be placed on the regular season PUP list, which means the player will be ineligible to be activated until after the first six games of the season.

Greenwood underwent surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle in May and has been rehabbing at the Lions' training facility in Allen Park since the operation, progressing far enough to participate in running drills.

Lewis was able to fully take part in the team's minicamp in June, but the details surrounding his injury are unclear at this time.

In addition, wide receiver Ryan Broyles was placed on the active/non-football injury list, as he is recovering from ACL surgery in his left knee from November. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, but the sense is that the team will not rush his return.

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