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Lions acquire Washington LB Shaun Dion Hamilton off waivers

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Shaun Dion Hamilton #51 of the Washington Football Team leaves the tunnel prior to taking on the Seattle Seahawks at FedExField on Dec. 20, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (WWMT/Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions have acquired linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton off waivers from Washington.

Detroit made the move Tuesday, taking a brief break from its search for a new general manager and coach.

Hamilton started in seven of 46 games over three seasons with Washington. He has 89 career tackles tackles.

Washington put him on injured reserve last month with an elbow injury after he started three of 14 games during the regular season.

Hamilton was drafted in the sixth round by Washington out of Alabama in 2018.