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Lions sign recently suspended TE Andrew Quarless

Andrew Quarless #81 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a first quarter touchdown with teammate Davante Adams #17 during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Andrew Quarless #81 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a first quarter touchdown with teammate Davante Adams #17 during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT – With Eric Ebron dealing with injuries, the Detroit Lions have added a tight end.

The team announced Monday that they have agreed to a contract with ex-Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless.

Quarless was released by Green Bay after being suspended for two games for violating the team's code of conduct.

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn released a statement on the matter:

“We are aware of the upcoming NFL suspension of Andrew Quarless.  We have thoroughly researched the incident that caused the suspension and have talked at length with Andrew about this.  Andrew has been forthright and honest about the situation and he has gone through the process within the legal system.  As an organization we are comfortable with adding Andrew to the roster and look forward to seeing him compete for the rest of the preseason.”

A fifth-round draft selection (154 overall) by the Green Bay Packers in 2010 out of Penn State, Quarless played the previous six seasons with the Packers (2010-15), where he recorded 89 receptions for 940 yards and six touchdowns in 60 games (27 starts).

In eight postseason games (two starts), he totaled 10 receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown.

The team also placed wide receiver Andre Caldwell on injured reserve, and waived tight end Ben McCord.


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