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Lions Sign DE Keyunta Dawson, Shuffle Practice Squad

The Detroit Lions have made some changes to their roster, as defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been given a roster exemption while serving a two game suspension following an incident against the Green Bay Packers in which Suh stomped on an opposing player. To take up Suh's spot on the roster, the team signed defensive end Keyunta Dawson, who was with the team in the preseason, but did not make the final roster with the final batch of cuts.

Dawson played his first four seasons with the Colts, starting 20 games (and is not practice squad eligible) over that span. He'll play defensive end, while Andre Fluellen moves to defensive tackle to join the rotation to fill in for Suh's absence.

Suh has already lodged a formal appeal to the suspension to the league and an expedited hearing is expected before Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

The team also made some changes to their practice squad, placing wide receiver Nate Hughes on injured reserve, and filling his spot with receiver Marcus Harris. Like Dawson, Harris was with the Lions this preseason, but he was a casualty of the first batch of roster cuts in August.