The Detroit Lions are dealing with some special teams injuries that may impact Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. With punter Ryan Donahue nursing a strained quadricep he injured while kicking a field goal in practice (due to kicker Jason Hanson's own leg injury), Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Lions signed punter Robert Malone on Friday.
Directional kicking against the Bears is always important with the most dangerous return man on the planet, Devin Hester, looming downfield on punts. Malone is relatively untested in the NFL, but not completely inexperienced, as he played in 12 games and averaged 41.5 yards per punt for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.
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