Lions sign P Locke, OT Cleary

The Detroit Lions signed punter Jeff Locke and offensive tackle Emmett Cleary on Tuesday.

Locke replaces Kasey Redfern, who was placed on injured reserve with a major knee injury suffered in Sunday’s victory over Arizona. Redfern had been filling in for Sam Martin, who began the season on the non-football injury list after suffering an undisclosed foot injury while away from the team before training camp. Martin will miss at least the next five games.

Locke was in training camp with the Indianapolis Colts this year after four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He was selected 10 picks ahead of Martin in the 2013 NFL Draft. Locke was one of five punters the Lions worked out on Monday, and Detroit valued his ability to handle punting and kickoff duties.

The Lions also placed Corey Robinson on injured reserve with a lingering foot injury. Cleary played in 13 games for last season for Dallas, and was in camp with the Cowboys this year.



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