Lions Roster Moves, prep for signing more UDFA's

Room for 9 total UDFA’s (including the 4 or 5 reported signings earlier).

We have had 12 reported signings. Some are actual signings, some might be invitations to tryout for a spot on the roster.

The ones that have agreed to a UDFA contract will sign their contract on Friday before Rookie Mini-Camp starts. Then there may be signings of the tryout players on Monday, along with potential other moves.

Signing Guaranteed
Bonus Base POS Name School
20,000 150,000 OT Obinna Eze TCU
15,000 140,000 OG Kevin Jarvis Michigan State
15,000 85,000 RB Greg Bell San Diego State
5,000 95,000 TE Derrick Deese Jr. San Jose State
10,000 TE Nolan Given Southeastern
OL Zien Obeid Ferris State
WR Kalil Pimpleton Central MI
DT Demetrius Taylor Appalachian State
WR Corey Sutton Appalachian State
DB Cedric Boswell Miami
WR Josh Johnson Tulsa
CB Jermaine Waller Virginia Tech
DB Najee Reams NC A&T
QB Connor Sampson Western Illinois
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Dropped 2 TE’s, I think we are down to 15 on the roster now, ha ha

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I knew Berry and Beckett would be the first to go of the LB group.

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We still don’t have any good linebackers, but at least we have less bad ones.

I think Beckett was on the active roster for a game or two last season, so I’m a little surprised to see him go so early.

When you have monsters like Jarrad Davis and Alex Analzone in the middle, how could Beckett possibly compete with that level of skill and ability!?

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It’s Jermaine Waller, I believe. Walker is a typo on the Lions site (I think).

Also, I have Najee Reams and Connor Sampson as potential signings (tryouts anyway).

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8, but still. If/when we make room for UDFA’s, that’s still a prime group to trim dead weight from.

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I’m sure we will stash 1 or 2 on the practice squad. Our head coach was a TE right!

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James Houston is going to be a monster -you better recognize. :wink:

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That could well be. I think he and Jarrad Davis are competing for the same spot.

So 10 spots, 12 reported UDFA signings (although some are likely tryouts) and two reported tryouts (Reams and Sampson).

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Matt Sokol claimed by the Patriots
Rashod Berry claimed by the Jaguars

Two teams claimed Lions players that were waived

Oh My God Reaction GIF

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No biggie, just other teams taking a chance like we do when other teams cut players.

Just for giggles, here was our 1st 90-man roster last year:

Definitely a different outlook at WR and DB than this time last year.

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It actually is, teams want our castoffs, it’s not very common for the Lions.

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Is he related to Harry Reams? He had an attacking style D.

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Totally agree on that, it is a new concept.

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So two more waived. That’s 12 spots, enough for all the reported UDFA signings (although some may be tryouts).

Signing Guaranteed
Bonus Base POS Name School
20,000 150,000 OT Obinna Eze TCU
15,000 140,000 OG Kevin Jarvis Michigan State
15,000 85,000 RB Greg Bell San Diego State
5,000 95,000 TE Derrick Deese Jr. San Jose State
10,000 TE Nolan Given Southeastern
OL Zien Obeid Ferris State
WR Kalil Pimpleton Central MI
DT Demetrius Taylor Appalachian State
WR Corey Sutton Appalachian State
DB Cedric Boswell Miami
WR Josh Johnson Tulsa
CB Jermaine Waller Virginia Tech
DB Najee Reams NC A&T Tryout Player
QB Connor Sampson Western Illinois Tryout Player