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Lions Free Agency 2012: Detroit Signs DE Everette Brown And TE Will Heller

The Detroit Lions signed defensive end Everette Brown and tight end Will Heller to one-year deals, according to Tim Twentyman of

The Lions released Heller a week ago to save salary cap space. Heller caught six passes for 42 yards last season, but will most likely be used a blocking tight end. He will back up Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler.

Brown was released earlier this month by the San Diego Chargers where he played three games last season, recording two tackles. He has played three seasons in the NFL, recording just six sacks, despite being heralded as an elite pass-rusher coming out of Florida State in 2009.

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