Whenever a team has James Stewarts as its No. 1 running back, having a
dependable backup is a must. Not that Stewart is an injury waiting to
happen, but he's missed 27 games over his eight-year career. Even when he
plays, he always seems to be nicked up.
So the Lions got rid of Lamont Warren and Aveion Cason and brought in former
Buffalo Bill Shawn Bryson to play the role of Stewart's understudy. Along
with second-year man Luke Staley and rookie Artose Pinner, the Lions feel
they have a set of backs capable of stepping up in the face of injury.
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