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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Black and Blue all over: Lions active

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Detroit was the NFC North’s most active team from a personnel perspective in 2009, literally signing dozens of veteran free agents and working out many more. It appears the Lions are picking up where they left off.

The team signed running back DeDe Dorsey on Tuesday, according to Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News. Dorsey was a final cut last season by Cincinnati and played a major role in the HBO production of "Hard Knocks." He spent 2009 in the United Football League, and I doubt he will be the last running back the Lions sign this offseason given the knee and shoulder injuries of starter Kevin Smith.

Meanwhile, the Web site Pro Football Talk reports the Lions will work out free-agent receiver Donte Stallworth on Wednesday. The NFL reinstated Stallworth on Monday after a yearlong suspension for his role in the death of a pedestrian following a drunken driving accident in Miami.

There is a big difference between working out a player and deciding to sign him to a contract. But one thing is clear: The Lions will continue to turn over every rock to improve their talent level.

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