Lions claim cornerback Murphy off waivers

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions bolstered their depleted secondary Wednesday, claiming cornerback Jerome Murphy off waivers from the New Orleans Saints.

The two-year veteran played the first two games of the season for New Orleans before being waived Monday. He had an interception and 25 tackles in 14 games with St. Louis in 2010.

The Lions, who were already missing safety Louis Delmas, and cornerbacks Chris Houston and Bill Bentley before Sunday's loss at San Francisco, lost cornerback Drayton Florence indefinitely after he suffered a broken arm during the game.

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