Lions have signed the following players:
Orson Charles TE 5th year
|29 games 6 starts|
9 rec 109 yards
Andre Roberts Wr 7th year
|Roberts has 87 games 39 starts|
229 rec 2711 yards 13 td
Damien Copeland WR 3rd Year
5110 184 4.47 12 40 1000 3.9 6.53
|Copeland has never appeared in an NFL game|
34 games 116 rec 1521 yards 7td
LB Jon Bostic 4th year
|40 games 18 starts|
143 tackles 1 pick 2 sacks
A veteran with speed. A 2nd round pick in 2014. Can play the weakside and special teams.
WR Andre Caldwell 9th year
|105 games 18 starts|
256 rec 1509 yards 11td
Veteran with a super bowl ring. Can play in the slot and return kicks. Will contend for the 5th WR spot.
LB Zaviar Gooden 4th year
|24 games 3 starts|
Athlete when healthy. A 3rd round pick by the Titans in 2013. Has not produced ti that status. Could push for a roster spot.
TE Matthew Mulligan 9th year
|Mulligan 81 games 31 starts|
17 rec 162 yards 2 td
Solid blocking TE. Strong guy.
DE Wallace Gilberry 10th year
|Gilberry 115 games 22 starts|
176 tackles 31.5 sacks
Solid NFL rotational end. Give insurance just in case the draft does not net an end.
RB Steven Ridley 6th year
|Ridley 60 games 26 starts|
A solid NFL RB before a ACL/MCL injury in 2014. Can grind between the tackles and add a veteran and wining presence.
Another no-risk signing by Quinn. If he has some gas left he can be a piece of the running back rotation.
OG Geoff Schwartz 7th year
|Schwartz 74 games 39 starts|
A solid NFL guard when healthy. The Lions are taking a flier on this guy.
Could be a solid veteran if he can play Right tackle or back up the injury prone Wafrod.
CB Darrin Walls 6th year
|Walls 54 games 16 starts|
75 tackles 22 PBU 3 int
A good 3rd outside CB. Has starting experience and size.
The Patriots believe you can never have enough cover guys. This signing gives the Lions more depth at CB
WR Jeremy Kerley 6th year
|Kerley 74 games 24 starts|
182 rec 2225 yards 9td
134 pr 1250 yards 1td
Quick in small spaces. Good underneath receiver with solid hands. Can return punts as well. 4th receiver.
Solid NFL Receiver and return man. The lions still need an outside guy to compliment their corps.
WR Marvin Jones 5th year
|Jones 43 games 24 starts|
134 rec 1729 yards 15 td
A solid NFL receiver. Has a solid all around game but excels in the red zone. Jones can high point the ball.
A good pick up. I think the Lions will try to have a number of solid WR but not a superstar. A draft pick in this draft is in play.
S Tavon Wilson 5th year
|Wilson 54 games 4 starts|
69 tackles 11 PBU 5 int
Solid special teams player. Can play both safety and slot corner. A versatile player that Bob Quinn will value.
Depth guy. Could start in a pinch. I think Safety is a draftable position for the Lions.
CB Jon Bademosi 5th year
|Bademosi 62 games|
72 tackles 3 PBU
A stud special teams player. Can help out at CB. A classic 5th CB.
Should not impact draft plans. The Lions could use one more cover guy.
DT Stefan Charles 4th year
|37 games 48 tackles 5 sacks 2 FF|
Strong player against the run. Supplies some pass rush. a good 4th DT in the rotation.
Should not impact the draft however young guys like Kerry Hyder and Gabe Wright should be on alert.
S Rafael Bush 7th year
|Bush 46 games 14 starts|
121 tackles 8 PBU 1 int 1 FF
Solid NFL safety when healthy. A stop gap for the season.
Insurance if they cannot draft a starter at safety.
|Tyrunn Walker 1 year|
|LB Tahir Whitehead|
|CB Crezdon Butler|
|DT Haloti Ngata|
|QB Dan Orlvosky|
|LS Don Muhlbach|
|TE Tim Wright|