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Lions sign DTs Bannan, Drew

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm •  Published: August 16, 2013

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.