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Lions Sign Andrew Quarless; Caldwell to IR

The Detroit Lions kicked off the new week with a series of roster moves. The most notable is signing former Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless.

Quarless caught 89 passes in six seasons in Green Bay. His best year came in 2014 when he hauled in 29 passes for 323 yards and 3 TDs. Packers fans complained about his inconsistency and plodding gait off the line, but in Detroit his primary role appears to be as an inline blocker. With Brandon Pettigrew still sidelined the Lions desperately need a blocking presence at tight end behind Eric Ebron.

The signing has peculiar timing.