Lions sign WR Ellington, waive RB Abdullah

Wide receiver Bruce Ellington on Tuesday signed with the Detroit Lions, who also waived running back Ameer Abdullah.Fullback Zach Zenner re-signed with the Lions after 28 career games with Detroit. He was with the team throughout the offseason and training camp until landing on injured reserve Week 1.Ellington, a fourth-round pick by San Francisco in 2014, spent the past two seasons with the Houston Texans after two seasons with the 49ers. He has 56 receptions for 637 yards and five touchdowns in 40 career games. The Texans placed Ellington on injured reserve in late September.