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Lions sign Kris Durham from practice squad

The Detroit Lions added wideout Kris Durham from their practice squad on Tuesday to fill a serious hole at wide receiver.

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Desperate to fill out their depth chart at the receiver position, the Detroit Lions added Kris Durham from their practice squad on Tuesday, according to a report by Anward Richardson of MLive.com.

The 24-year-old Durham was a fourth-round draft pick by Seattle in 2011, and played in three games last season before not surviving cuts during training camp this year. The former roommate of starting quarterback Matthew Stafford during his time with the Georgia Bulldogs in college, the 6'6", 215-pound Durham is viewed as a dangerous red zone threat due to his massive size and frame.

Durham took the roster spot of recently-injured rookie Ryan Broyles, who will be forced to miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL suffered in Week 13. With both Broyles and troubled Lions receiver Titus Young each expected to miss the rest of the year, Durham's past chemistry while playing with Stafford could allow him to see the field on an extended basis for the first time as a pro.