The Detroit Lions have put rookie cornerback Bill Bentley on injured reserve and signed cornerback Don Carey.|||||||
The Lions released Carey in August. He played in five games last year for Detroit last year and started in 10 of 15 games during the 2010 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Lions waived Carey.|||||||
He suffered a hamstring injury.
The NFL has fined Carey $12,500 for an illegal hit on Dallas tight end Jason Witten in last Sunday's game.|||||||
Carey says Thursday he is the latest player fined during the NFL's crackdown on flagrant hits. Carey launched himself toward Witten and made contact with Witten's helmet during the Jaguars' 35-17 victory. Carey drew a 15-yard personal foul penalty for the play.
The Jaguars placed Carey on injured reserve Tuesday.|||||||
Carey, a sixth-round draft pick by Cleveland in April, was claimed off waivers in early August. He hasn't practiced because of a shoulder injury.