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The Detroit Lions have decided to give punter Blake Clingan a shot to make this year's team.
Clingan was signed by the Lions after today's workout in Allen Park. According to the team's website reporter, "The Lions had to keep asking Clingan to move back during the tryout because he kept hitting the top of the indoor facilities roof."
The signing of Clingan likely indicates the departure of Nick Harris, Detroit's punter last season.
Harris appeared in 13 games, averaging 41.5 yards per punt, which was the league's second-worst average. Previous Lions punter Ben Graham was ranked last at 41.3 yards.
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— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 6, 2013
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The Detroit Lions have signed punter Blake Clingan.
Clingan has never punted in an NFL game, but he averaged 39.9 yards in four seasons at Central Florida from 2007-10. The Lions announced the move Tuesday.
Detroit ranked last in the league in yards per punt last season. Ben Graham hurt his left calf in a September loss at Tennessee, forcing kicker Jason Hanson to take over during...
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