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The Detroit Lions placed safety Amari Spievey on season-ending injured reserve today with lingering effects from an October brain injury and activated cornerback Drayton Florence from short-term IR.
Florence will play in Sundays game against the Green Bay Packers and could see significant time against quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a deep group of receivers.
He played in nickel packages in the season opener, a week after signing, and started at left cornerback in a Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the only two games he played before breaking his right forearm.
Hes an exceptional veteran player, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said Friday. Hes like a lot of the older guys Ive had. He learned to study the game a long time ago and hes on it. I really like the way hes moved in practice and hes going to get a big load. How much, I cant tell you right now. But we expect him to play and play well.
Spievey had missed the Lions last three games and hadnt been cleared to return yet from an Oct. 22 concussion. He also had a concussion in a wild-card loss to the Saints in January, and had two before coming to the NFL, one in high school and one as an adolescent in a bike-riding accident. Source: Detroit Free Press Attached Thumbnails
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The Detroit Lions placed safety Amari Spievey on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season, to make room for cornerback Drayton Florence on the 53-man roster.
Spievey, a third-round draft pick out of Iowa in 2010, missed the last three games because of a concussion. It was his second concussion in less than a year.
Florence, who underwent surgery for a broken forearm in mid-September...
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Also sitting out Friday were defensive linemen Corey Williams and Kyle Vanden Bosch.
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He did not return for the second half.
Rookie Riley Reiff replaced him.
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