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Lions re-sign cornerback Alphonso Smith

Oct. 18, 2012 at 5:15 PM

DETROIT, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Cornerback Alphonso Smith rejoined the injury-plagued Detroit Lions Thursday and the team released running back Keiland Williams.

Smith, who was among the team's final pre-season cuts, started 10-games for the Lions in 2010, leading Detroit corners with five interceptions and 27 tackles.

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Detroit was weak at cornerback following a concussion suffered by Jacob Lacey and a shoulder injury to 2012 third-round draft pick Bill Bentley in Detroit's 26-23 overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.

Williams, a third year running back, rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions in 2011, but had just two carries and two receptions this season.

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