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    For the second straight week, the Detroit Lions have placed a starting cornerback on injured reserve.

    The Lions moved rookie third-round pick Ifeatu Melifonwu to IR Wednesday and signed Daryl Worley off their practice squad.

    Melifonwu suffered what Lions coach Dan Campbell termed a “bad” quadriceps injury in Monday night’s 35-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

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    Melifonwu, making his first start in place of the injured Jeff Okudah, was hurt while covering Packers receiver Davante Adams on a 50-yard pass in the third quarter. He pulled up and grabbed his leg just as Adams caught the ball.

    “He’s going to be down for a significant amount of time,” Campbell said Tuesday. “Certainly won’t have him for at least a couple of weeks if not more.”

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