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Lions sign ILB Carpenter

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By PFW staff

The Lions signed former first-round draft pick ILB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday.

Carpenter was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the first round in 2006. He was traded to the Rams this past May before being cut before the season. He was picked up by the Dolphins and lasted six weeks in Miami before being released.

He got two starts for the Dolphins in place of ILB Channing Crowder, but made multiple mistakes on special teams, including missing a block on a deflected punt last Sunday.

The way we see it

The Lions are hurting at linebacker with MLB DeAndre Levy battling a groin injury. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Carpenter could play inside or outside for the Lions. Carpenter has yet to live up to the billing in his career as a former first-round pick, struggling mightily on special teams for Miami this season.

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