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Lions bring back OT Jansen, backup Ciurciu for depth

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions added depth on both sides of the ball Thursday, re-signing offensive tackle Jon Jansen and linebacker Vinny Ciurciu to one-year contracts.


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Financial terms of the deals weren't disclosed.

Jansen started twice and played in 11 games last season for the Lions. Ciurciu helped out on special teams in nine games last season after signing with the team in October.

Detroit has been active this offseason after winning just two games last season and none in 2008. The Lions signed defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, wide receiver Nate Burleson and cornerback Jonathan Wade. They also made trades to add defensive tackle Corey Williams and cornerback Chris Houston.

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