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Lions Sign LB Davis, Release DT Lazarus

July 15, 2003

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) _ The Detroit Lions signed rookie linebacker James Davis and released defensive tackle Shawn Lazarus on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-1, 221 pound Davis was the Lions’ second selection in the fifth round of this year’s draft. Contract terms were not released.

Davis had 238 tackles (144 solos) and 18 sacks in his career at West Virginia.

Lazarus was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Lions in May. He played 41 games _ 29 starts _ in four years at Michigan.

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