Sports

December 6, 2012

Lions' Durham bumps up to active status

Kris Durham has a chance to play on Sundays again.

Durham, the former Calhoun High and University of Georgia receiver, has been part of the Detroit Lions’ practice squad this season, but he was activated by the team on Tuesday. The 6-foot-6-inch, 216-pound Durham moved up after Lions receiver Ryan Broyles suffered an ACL tear in his right knee during Sunday’s 35-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, according to a story at detroitnews.com.

 Durham — the son of Southeast Whitfield girls basketball and track and field coach Mike Durham — spent his rookie season in Seattle after being picked up by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. He caught just three passes for 30 yards last season, but only played eight games, missing the final half of the schedule because of a shoulder injury.

He was released by the Seahawks during the preseason in August, but picked up by the Lions a few days later, a signing that reunited him with his former college teammate and roommate, quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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