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Allen Park — The Detroit Lions needed to make a second move at cornerback this week, signing Johnathan Alston and waiving injured corner Tarvarus McFadden, who the team had signed over the weekend

Alston is another big-bodied corner, listed at 6-foot-1, 206 pounds. He began his college career as a wide receiver before switching to defense as a senior. He went undrafted out of North Carolina State in 2018, initially signing with the Miami Dolphins. 

The Lions worked out Alston last September.

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In addition to the roster swap, the Lions also activated wide receiver Tommylee Lewis off the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. 

Lewis signed a one-year contract with the Lions this offseason. In three seasons, all withthe New Orleans Saints, he's caught 20 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. He also has experience as a return man, averaging 9.3 yards on 36 punts and 22.0 yards on 24 kickoffs. 

jdrogers@detroitnews.com

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