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    Default Detroit Lions sign OT Arturo Uzdavinis, cut OT Pierce Burton

    Detroit Lions sign OT Arturo Uzdavinis, cut OT Pierce Burton



    Arturo Uzdavinis originally came into the NFL in 2016 as an undrafted free agent of the Houston Texans, but he's now signed with the Detroit Lions. (AP Photo)

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    By Nate Atkins | [email protected]
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    on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM, updated May 15, 2017 at 1:05 PM






    ALLEN PARK -- The Lions have added one backup offensive tackle to take the place of another.
    Detroit has signed Arturo Uzdavinis and waived Pierce Burton to make room, the team announced Monday.
    Uzdavinis, 24, spent last season split between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears practice squads. The 6-foot-7-inch, 305-pounder originally arrived as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane in 2016, when he signed with the Houston Texans.
    Burton, 26, joined in the Lions in February after bouncing around various practice squads and training camps the past three years.
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    The Mississippi product arrived as a depth signing in a free-agency period with headline acquisitions in right guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Rick Wagner. The Lions didn't add any competition for Burton or anyone on the offensive line in the draft, spending nine picks on other positions, but they did sign former Toledo tackle Storm Norton as an undrafted free agent.
    It's the arrival of Uzdavinis that sends Burton out.
    The Lions wrapped up their annual three-day rookie minicamp Sunday. In addition to practicing their draft picks and UDFA signings for the first time, they extended tryouts to a number of players, mostly undrafted rookies. They have yet to announce whether they've added any of these players, but those decisions could come soon.


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    Default Re: Detroit Lions sign OT Arturo Uzdavinis, cut OT Pierce Burton

    ... i was rooting for Pierce, dang

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