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Detroit Lions Will Reportedly Work Out Running Back Steve Slaton

The Detroit Lions are reportedly interested in free agent running back Steve Slaton.

July 28 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Steve Slaton (23) looks on during practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
July 28 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Steve Slaton (23) looks on during practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

On the lookout for depth at running back, the Detroit Lions will work out free agent Steve Slaton next week, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports:

Lions, who as i have been reporting looking to beef up at RB, will work out Steve Slaton next week. Slaton worked out for Bears today

Slaton played in six games last season, three with the Houston Texans and three with the Miami Dolphins. He finished the season with 84 yards rushing on 24 carries. Slaton is a former 1,000-yard rusher. As a rookie in 2008-09, he had 1,282 rushing yards and 377 yards receiving, but he has struggled with injuries since.

The Lions have been without injured running backs Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure this season.

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