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Lions Sign TE David Ausberry, Waive S Nathan Lindsey

Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports that the Lions have signed TE David Ausberry and placed S Nathan Lindsey on waivers to make room for him.

Ausberry, 27, is a former seventh round pick of the Raiders back in 2011. He wound up playing out his rookie contract with Oakland before becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Ausberry joins Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria as tight ends on the Lions’ roster, so he’ll face some strong competition this summer.

In 2014, Ausberry appeared in six games for the Raiders and caught two passes for 14 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has Ausberry down for playing just 36 total snaps last season.