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Detroit Lions backup quarterback Tim Boyle needs surgery on right thumb

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Detroit Lions backup quarterback Tim Boyle broke his right thumb in the team’s preseason finale and needs surgery.

Lions coach Dan Campbell made the announcement Monday, adding the team is hopeful it was not a season-ending injury. Boyle was hurt in Friday night’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Detroit acquired starting quarterback Jared Goff, a pair of first-round picks and a third-rounder from the Los Angeles Rams in an offseason trade for Matthew Stafford.

Third-year pro David Blough becomes Detroit’s No. 2 quarterback heading into a Week 1 matchup at home against the San Francisco 49ers.

Ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to make final cuts, the Lions released veteran receiver Breshad Perriman, waived receivers Victor Bolden, Damion Ratley, nose tackle Miles Brown, cornerback Mike Ford, safety Alijah Holder, offensive lineman Evan Heim and waived/injured offensive linemen Tyrell Crosby and Dan Skipper.