Detroit Lions sign WR Mohamed Sanu to practice squad; Golladay, Agnew miss practice again

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Dave Birkett
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With Kenny Golladay and Jamal Agnew battling injuries, the Detroit Lions signed a reinforcement for their wide receiver room Friday, adding Mohamed Sanu to the practice squad.

Sanu has played for four teams in his nine-year career and appeared in three games with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season. He had one catch for 9 yards with the 49ers, after being released by the New England Patriots at the end of training camp.

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The Lions are shorthanded at the receiver position heading into Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Both Golladay (hip) and Agnew (ribs) left last week’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts with injuries, did not practice this week and are not expected to play Sunday.

Rookie Quintez Cephus should join Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola in the starting lineup, with Marvin Hall as the No. 4 receiver.

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Cephus had six catches and 13 targets in the Lions’ first two games, when Golladay was out with a hamstring injury, and has played just 16 snaps since.

Along with Golladay and Agnew, safety Tracy Walker (foot) and guard Joe Dahl (back) did not practice Friday. If Dahl cannot play, the Lions likely will start Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Jonah Jackson at guard, and Tyrell Crosby at right tackle.

Defensive end Trey Flowers, who landed on injured reserve this week, watched the open portion of practice Friday with his right arm in a sling.

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