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Lions awarded Conner Vernon off waivers from the Bengals

Wide receiver joins Lions Aaron Wilson

Print This August 11, 2014, 11:58 PM EST

The Detroit Lions were awarded wide receiver Conner Vernon off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Lions cut rookie wide receiver Quinton Payton.

Vernon has a previous stint on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.

Vernon played at Duke. He was with the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted.

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