Lions claim ex-Cowboys CB Tra Battle

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

According to a report by Adam Caplan of, the Lions have claimed 5'-11", 173-pound Tra Battle off of waivers.  Originally signed as an undrafted free agent last year by San Diego, Battle was claimed off the Chargers' practice squad by the Cowboys last November.  Seeing action in five games, he recorded five tackles.  Battle was released earlier today, and the Lions immediately pounced.

As has been noted before, one of the extremely few perks of going 0-16 is having a death grip on top waiver priority.  It remains to be seen if Battle will even make the final roster--but with nearly 100% turnover at the cornerback position, nearly every corner in camp will have an opportunity to do so.

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