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Lions Sign Punter Drew Butler, Release Safety Gabe Lynn

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PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 28:  Drew Butler #9 of the Pittsburgh Steelers punts the ball against the Washington Redskins during the game on October 28, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 28: Drew Butler #9 of the Pittsburgh Steelers punts the ball against the Washington Redskins during the game on October 28, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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ALLEN PARK (AP)— The Detroit Lions have signed free agent punter Drew Butler and released safety Gabe Lynn.

The team announced the moves Friday.

Butler played 16 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 season. He had a net average of 37.8 yards on 77 punts for the Steelers.

Sam Martin, Detroit’s incumbent punter, had a net average of 40.4 yards as a rookie last season.

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