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Lions re-sign cornerback Crezdon Butler

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Allen Park — As the Detroit Lions look to snap a 23-year division title drought this Sunday, they’ve re-signed the cornerback who helped end the team’s lengthy road losing streak to the Green Bay Packers.

The Lions added cornerback Crezdon Butler back to the roster on Wednesday. He broke up a two-point conversion attempt in the closing seconds to preserve an 18-16 victory at Lambeau Field last season.

Butler provides depth in a secondary that got picked apart in Dallas on Monday night with star cornerback Darius Slay sidelined by a hamstring injury.

The epitome of a journeyman, Butler has appeared in games for eight different teams the past six seasons. This is his third stint with the Lions after being released following training camp earlier this year.

The roster spot to sign Butler was created when the Lions put defensive tackle Stefan Charles on injured reserve. A free-agent addition this offseason, he appeared in 12 games, recording 12 tackles. He suffered a leg injury in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys.