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Detroit Lions Add Maurice Stovall, Drop Jared Jenkins

For the most part, the Detroit Lions are done making any major moves with their roster. They do still need to re-sign Cliff Avril, but aside from that and some minor tweaks here or there, their roster is basically set.

One minor tweak that they made on Monday was signing wide receiver Maurice Stovall. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the last five seasons after being drafted out of Notre Dame in the third round in 2006.Stovall's best season with Tampa Bay came in 2009 when he had 24 receptions, 366 yards and one touchdown. In his career he has only had three touchdowns, and the first one in his career actually came against the Lions in 2007.

Stovall is expected to compete for the fourth wide receiver spot with guys like Rashied Davis and Derrick Williams. Stovall is a solid special teams player, so that will help his chances of making the 53-man roster.

To make room on the 90-man roster for Stovall, the Lions released wide receiver Jared Jenkins, an undrafted free agent who was signed last week.