- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have claimed defensive end Corey Lemonier off waivers a day after he was released by the winless Cleveland Browns.

Detroit made the move Thursday, adding depth at a position that would take a hit if Ezekiel Ansah can’t play against the New York Giants. Detroit also released cornerback Adairius Barnes. Ansah hurt his right shoulder in Detroit’s latest win against the Chicago Bears. He was limited in practice Wednesday.

Lemonier had two sacks in eight games, including one start, with Cleveland this season. It was his first season with the team after playing for San Francisco for three years. His highlight this season was forcing Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill to fumble and recovering the ball in a game the Browns pushed to overtime.

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