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Jett goes on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Punter John Jett will miss the rest of the season after the Lions placed him on injured reserve Wednesday with a strained right calf.

He suffered the injury in practice Oct. 3, and the team signed punter Nick Harris two weeks later.

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"We needed the roster spot to get another corner on the team," said Detroit Coach Steve Mariucci explained. "He is still in a boot and on crutches and it has been a couple of weeks, so he's making very slow progress."

Detroit signed cornerback Jacoby Shepard, a former second-round pick who spent the first four games of the season with the New York Jets.

The Lions have lost six straight since a season-opening victory over Arizona. Sunday's 24-16 loss at Chicago was their 20th consecutive road setback.

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