The Detroit Lions have had a busy bye week, considering they didn't make a move at the trade deadline. Two new players on the practice squad and now a veteran addition. Vinny Ciurciu (pronounced CHURCH-yoo) has been signed to the active roster. The 29-year-old was last with the New England Patriots but was released on Sept. 9 without seeing any game action. Ciurciu has exactly 100 career tackles, most of them on special teams. The Lions are his fifth NFL team after the Patriots, Vikings, Panthers, and the Buccaneersùwith whom he debuted as a undrafted free agent in 2003. Ciurciu attended Boston College. He was moved from fullback to linebacker, leading the Eagles in tackles his junior year. This move replaced DE Copeland Bryan, who was placed on injured reserve earlier today.
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