Lions claim Dwight Freeney off waivers from Seahawks

Defensive end reunited with coach Jim Caldwell

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 29: Defensive end Dwight Freeney #93 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to block running back Lamar Miller #26 of the Houston Texans during the first half of the game at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017 in Seattle,…

The Detroit Lions claimed seven-time Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, adding a veteran piece to their defensive line for the stretch playoff run.

The move reunites Freeney with coach Jim Caldwell. The two won the 2006 Super Bowl together in Indianapolis. 

Here's the tweet from Schefter reporting the Lions news:

The Seahawks waived Freeney on Tuesday, a move ESPN reported as "surprising." Seattle had signed the 17-year veteran in Week 8 after Cliff Avril was injured. Freeney recorded three sacks in four games for the Seahawks. 

The Lions waved wide receiver Jace Billingsley to make room for Freeney. 

Detroit is 6-4 on the season with a key game Thursday against the NFC-North-leading Minnesota Vikings.

Freeney is 17th all time in sacks with 125.5. Here's where he falls on the list:



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