Detroit Lions acquire Cory Greenwood, Derek Harman off waivers

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FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived a couple of veteran players this week to make roster space for draft picks as well as undrafted free agents. Among those released by the two teams also included former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Cory Greenwood and ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Derek Hardman. While both former undrafted free agents were considered expendable after new offseason signings and imminent addition of draft picks this year, there were other teams around the league who were still willing to give the duo a second chance.
The Detroit Lions claimed Cory Greenwood as well as Derek Hardman off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers respectively.
Cory Greenwood was a third overall pick by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2010 CFL Draft, but he opted to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent the same year. Over the past three seasons, Cory Greenwood played all 48 games for the Kansas City Chiefs, mostly on the special teams. The 27-year-old Cory Greenwood had 34 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the Kansas City Chiefs before being released by the team on Thursday.
Derek Hardman also took a crack at the NFL roster as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Kentucky in 2010. The 26-year-old Derek Hardman played 15 career games during three seasons with the Tapa Bay Buccaneers, including four starts in his rookie year. The former Eastern Kentucky product Derek Hardman also earned first-team All-American honors as a senior in 2009.
The two moves appear to be depth signings by the Detroit Lions. While Derek Hardman will try to make his case for a roster spot at offensive guard, Cory Greenwood try to leave his mark as a backup linebacker and special teams player. But if neither player makes the Detroit Lions’ final roster, they will still have added competition at the positions, behind the starting spots.
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