Monday, July 31, 2017

Detroit Lions Training Camp roster moves 8/21

8/21
Lions Waive/Injured DT Bruce Gaston

Lions sign TE Scott Orndoff



Scott Orndoff UDFA Rookie
College: Pitt 33 games 58/897/13 rec
Pro Day: 6046 253 4.79 4.69 17 27 903 7.37 4.45
Contract: 3 years

Analysis:
I liked this guy at Pitt. Good hands with some movement skills. With injuries at TE this guy has a chance.

8/16
Lions waive/injured DE Brandon Copeland

Lions sign DE Giorgio Newberry



Giorgio Newberry 2nd year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
College: Florida State 54 games 36 tackles 2 sacks 8 PD 2 FR 1FF
Pro Day: 6054 2854.94 4.89 5.34 21 30.5 902 7.34 4.66
Contract 1 year

Lions sign TE Andre Price



 Andrew Price UDFA Rookie
College: UNLV 43 games 37/445/4 rec
Pro Day: 6061 248 4.83 21 30.5 909 7.24 4.64
Contract: 3 years


8/14

Lions waive OG Matt Rotheram. Sign OG Connor Bozick.



Connor Bozick UDFA rookie
College: Delaware 46 games 24 starts
Pro Day: 6045 293 5.34 20 27.5 8.06 7.56 4.7
Contract 3 years

Analysis: The Lions guards are awful. They need to find someone who play left guard. Doubt this is the guy.


Lions place RB Mike James On Injured Reserve

Lions place DE Kerry Hyder on Injured Reserve

Lions waive WR Ryan Spadola from Injured reserve


8/9

Lions Waived TE Brandon Barnes and re-sign TE Tim Wright



Tim Wright 5th year in the NFL 41 games 11 starts  3rd year in Detroit
Trade 2015 Bucs
Regular season: 9 games 9/77/2 rec in Detroit 89/907/13 rec in NFL
College: Rutgers 25 games 50/596/4 Rec
Pro day: 6030 219 4.65 19 36 910 7.27 4.47
Contract: 1 year

Analysis: A pure receiving tight end who played for the Lions in 2015 and the Patriots in 2014. Torn ACL in the spring of 2106 shelved him for the year.


8/8

Lions waive/injured WR Ryan Spadola and CB Des Lawrence. Sign WR Dez Stewart and CB Tramain Jacobs



Tramain Jacobs 4th year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
FA 2017 Giants
Regular Season: 8 games 3 tackles
College: Texas A&M 55 tackles 1 int 1 FR
Pro Day: 5105 182 4.5 7 32.5 906 7.07 4.31

Analysis:
Jacobs has bounced around the NFL and has experience. Will compete for a the slot job.



Dez Stewart 2nd year int he NFL 1st in Detroit
Fa 2017 Steelers
College: Ohio Dominican 43 games 196/3197/25 rec
Pro Day: 6000 203 4.43 36 1002 7 4.3

Analysis:
A guy with size and speed. Can be a return man. Bounced around last season.




7/31



OT Tony Hills Retires from the NFL. Hills was signed to give the Lions some depth at Tackle.


Lions sign journeyman OT Nick Becton. Another guy trying out for the swing tackle position.



Nick Becton 5th year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
FA 2016 Chicago
NFL Career: 6 games
College: Va Tech 45 games 13 starts
Contract: 1 year
Combine 6052 323 5.2 19 29.5 901 7.77 4.57



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