Lions claim two players off waivers

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In one major waiver swoop, the Detroit Lions are in the middle of remaking the back end of their roster, specifically at the tight end position.

Detroit claimed both tight end Michael Egnew, formerly of Miami, and fullback/tight end Emil Igwenagu, formerly of Philadelphia, off waivers Monday. Both were cut by their prior teams Sunday.

Ignwenagu played three games over his first two seasons after going undrafted out of UMass.

Egnew played in 18 games over two seasons after being selected in the third round of the 2012 draft. He had seven career receptions for 69 yards and no touchdowns.

While it is unlikely either player pushes Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew or Joseph Fauria for a roster spot, one or both could end up on the team's 10-man practice squad next week.

No corresponding roster moves have been announced.