Detroit Lions claim receiver Conner Vernon off waivers

Tuesday August 12th, 2014

The Detroit Lions claimed former Duke wide receiver Conner Vernon off waivers, the team announced Tuesday

Vernon went undrafted in 2013, and spent last year's training camp with the Oakland Raiders. Earlier this season, he was in camp with the Cincinnati Bengals

More: All-Overrated offense

Vernon was a four-year starter at Duke, where he caught 283 passes during his college career. He was named to the All-ACC second team three times, and caught 85 passes for 1074 yards and eight touchdowns his senior season. 

In their first depth chart, the Lions listed Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Kris Durham, Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles as the team's top five wide receivers. 

- Alex Hampl 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.