Lions awarded Conner Vernon off waivers from the Bengals

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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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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