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Saints grab WR Corey Fuller from Lions’ practice squad

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Corey Fuller

Allen Park – The New Orleans Saints have poached wide receiver Corey Fuller from the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.

A sixth-round draft pick in 2013, Fuller spent his rookie season on Detroit’s practice squad. He appeared in 28 games the next two years, primarily on special teams. He caught 18 passes for 288 yards and a touchdown during that stretch.

Fuller opened this season on the physically unable to perform list after offseason foot surgery. He was activated to the main roster during the team’s bye, but the Lions waived him two weeks later to clear a roster spot for quarterback Jake Rudock.

After clearing waivers, Fuller was added back to the practice squad. When the Lions recently needed a wide receiver to fill in while Marvin Jones was injured, Fuller was passed over for TJ Jones.

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On Tuesday, the Lions signed 6-foot-4 receiver Andrew Turzilli to fill Fuller’s spot on the practice squad.

Undrafted out of Rutgers in 2015, Turzilli has spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans. He appeared in three games for the Titans last season, catching two passes for 25 yards.

Turzilli was suspended the first four games this season after violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He was released by the Titans in September.