Lions sign DTs Bannan, Drew

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Associated Press

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 5:01 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackles Justin Bannan and John Drew and released cornerback Conroy Black and defensive end Braylon Broughton.

The team announced the moves Friday. The Lions also released linebacker Carmen Messina from the reserve-injured list.

Bannan started 15 games for the Denver Broncos last season. The 34-year-old Bannan joins a Detroit defensive front that already includes tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.

Drew is an undrafted rookie out of North Carolina Central.

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