Lions claim defensive tackle Khyri Thornton
Thornton has not played in an NFL game. He was drafted in the third round by Green Bay in 2014.
Thornton had 5 1/2 sacks in four seasons at Southern Mississippi. The Patriots claimed him off waivers from Green Bay earlier this year.
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