Lions add Bears TE Khari Lee off waivers

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
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Allen Park – The Detroit Lions continued to tinker with the bottom of the roster heading into the team’s regular season opener, claiming tight end Khari Lee off waviers from the Chicago Bears.

To clear room, the Lions placed linebacker Jon Bostic on injured reserve.

The 6-foot-4, 253-pound Lee went undrafted out of Bowie (Md.) State last season. Initially signed by the Houston Texans, he was traded to the Chicago Bears before the start of the season. He appeared in 16 games for the Bears in 2015, starting seven contests.

Primarily a blocking tight end, he recorded just one reception for seven yards as a rookie.

Bostic, acquired in an offseason trade from the New England Patriots, suffered an injury during the joint practices with the Pittsburgh Steelers in early August. On Monday, he was spotted in the locker room wearing a boot and walking with the aid of crutches.

Bostic is the second linebacker the Lions placed on injured reserve this week. Josh Bynes was also shelved with a knee injury.

It’s possible one of the two will return to action for the Lions this season. Teams are allowed to activate one player off injured reserve after the player has been out a minimum of eight weeks.

To bolster the team’s depth at linebacker, the Lions claimed Thurston Armbrister from the Jacksonville Jaguars over the weekend.

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