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The Detroit Lions placed Sammie Hill on injured reserve today with a foot injury and signed Jimmy Saddler-McQueen off the practice squad.
Hill already had been ruled out of Sunday's season finale against the Chicago Bears because of an injury he suffered in last week's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Lions are severely short-handed at defensively tackle with Nick Fairley (shoulder) and Corey Williams (knee) already on IR. Hill, who made 15 tackles and started three games this year, will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Saddler-McQueen appeared in one game with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.
Source: Detroit Free Press
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