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Lions’ Claim Of Bill Nagy Another Shrewd Move By GM Martin Mayhew

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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 11: Bill Nagy #61 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on August 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX – AUGUST 11: Bill Nagy #61 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on August 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is fond of saying free agency and the NFL Draft “aren’t the finish line” when it comes to building an NFL roster.

Mayhew backed up his claim Thursday when Detroit claimed former Cowboys G/C Bill Nagy off waivers and placed CB Drew Coleman (concussion) on injured reserve.

At first glance, the move may seem somewhat odd.

Nagy was cut by the Cowboys after he suffered a high-ankle sprain on the same left ankle that he fractured during the 2011 season. Cowboys’ offensive line coach Bill Callahan told the Dallas Morning News Wednesday that Nagy underwent surgery on the ankle.

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