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Sunday, September 6, 2009
Detroit's four waiver claims

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert


OK, let’s clean up the rest of Detroit’s busy day on the waiver wire. (See this post for earlier details.)

In all, the Lions claimed four players off waivers Sunday: defensive end Copeland Bryan (Buffalo), receiver/returner Yamon Figurs (Baltimore), defensive back Kevin Hobbs (Seattle) and defensive back Marcus McCauley (Minnesota). That group brings the Lions back to the NFL limit of 53 players.

I would expect the Lions to claim players on a weekly basis during the first few weeks of the season. Detroit has top priority at least through the end of September, according to NFL rules, and the state of their roster suggests they need to use every advantage they can to find talent.