Lions sign punter Nick Harris

Updated: October 15, 2003, 2:35 PM ET

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Punter Nick Harris was signed by Detroit on Wednesday, a week after he was waived by Cincinnati.

The Lions are expected to use Harris Sunday at home against Dallas in place of John Jett, who has been sidelined with a calf injury.

The Bengals cut Harris, who was then ranked last in the AFC with a 30-yard net average per punt. His 29-yard punt into the wind in overtime on Oct. 5 set up Buffalo's winning touchdown drive for a 22-16 victory.

Cincinnati claimed Harris off waivers from Denver before the 2001 season. He averaged 40.1 yards per punt in each of his first two seasons in Cincinnati.

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