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Lions sign DeDe Dorsey

DeDe Dorsey, the running back last seen winning the most valuable player award in the United Football League’s championship game, has signed a contract with the Detroit Lions.

I am the newest member of … The Detroit Lions,” Dorsey wrote on Twitter, via the Detroit News.

Dorsey played his college ball at Lindenwood, an NAIA school in Missouri. In 2006 he signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent, and after the Bengals cut him he caught on with the Colts, where he played as a rookie. He then returned to the Bengals in 2007 and 2008.

After making the Bengals’ 53-man roster in 2009 (as documented on Hard Knocks), Dorsey was cut after Week One, and after that he signed on with the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives. He scored two touchdowns in leading the Locos to victory in the UFL title game.

After the UFL season, Dorsey worked out for the Rams and Browns. But he hasn’t played in a regular-season NFL game since Week Four of 2008. In Detroit Dorsey may have a decent shot of making the active roster for the 2010 regular season, as the Lions have a need at running back with Kevin Smith recovering from a major knee injury.

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23 Responses to “Lions sign DeDe Dorsey”
  1. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Feb 9, 2010 4:15 PM

    Poor DeDe. He’s a good kid, and a great special teamer. Too bad he has to settle for Detroit.

  2. jwill007 says: Feb 9, 2010 4:18 PM

    CONGRATS De De and DO THE DAMN THING IN DETROIT!
    We miss you in the Nati man and feel like you should have stayed on the team but here is your chance to show the entire NFL that you can play the game….And Im sure Schwartz called Lewis to ask him about you and he gave good words….Now just take care of business….GOOD LUCK!

  3. ty@thelionsinwinter says: Feb 9, 2010 4:21 PM

    The Lions are going to stockpile backs with speed this offseason. They absolutely have to have a tailback that forces the defenses to adjust.
    Peace
    Ty
    thelionsinwinter.com

  4. JohnWayne506th says: Feb 9, 2010 4:23 PM

    Lions are just using him as a body. They will either draft or sign a RB, Kevin wont be back until half way thru the season.

  5. adeem4578 says: Feb 9, 2010 4:25 PM

    another diamond in the rough brought to you by the wonderful folks at the detroit lions.

  6. Kevin from Philly says: Feb 9, 2010 4:25 PM

    Sorry about the demotion, kid.

  7. trickbunny says: Feb 9, 2010 4:39 PM

    Hilarious. Supposedly, the Browns wanted this guy and he seemed to distance himself from him- as in “no way in hell I wanna play for the Browns.”
    But then the offers stopped coming. Now, several weeks later, the Lions step in and make the offer. Dorsey knows it’s his last chance, so he takes it.
    Thanks to being a primadonna, he now gets to play for *the* worst team in the NFL. If there’s a team that’s even more of a laughingstock than the Browns, it’s the Lions- and I guarantee you the Browns will see the playoffs before that woeful team from that horrible ghetto city that’s falling apart at the seams. I think it’s safe to say that the lake mentioned in the phrase “mistake on the lake” is now Lake Michigan.

  8. Brandon Folsom says: Feb 9, 2010 4:39 PM

    What a waste of a signing. He’ll be released before the pre season is up.

  9. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 9, 2010 4:52 PM

    he gets around

  10. ToledoLions says: Feb 9, 2010 5:03 PM

    trickbunny,
    Wow you really are an idiot.
    “I think it’s safe to say that the lake mentioned in the phrase “mistake on the lake” is now Lake Michigan.”
    Unless your talking about Grand Rapids, MI or Chicago you should freshen up on your geography. Maybe go back to grade school and actually get your education. In case you haven’t heard Lake Michigan is on the west side of the state nowhere near Detroit. In fact the nearest lake to Detroit is Lake St. Clair which feeds the Detroit River. If your talking about the nearest Great Lake then it’s Lake Erie followed by Lake Huron. Hell Lake Michigan is farther away from Detroit than Lake Ontario. You proved that it is possible for a full grown woman to be dumber than a 7 year old. (applauds)

  11. Cereal Blogger says: Feb 9, 2010 5:04 PM

    I hope he sticks with the league, guys named DeDe are rare

  12. angrytoads says: Feb 9, 2010 5:08 PM

    @ trickbunny
    Dude your from cleveland … CLEVELAND! and you call Detroit a horrible/ghetto city????????????????? Dude, your even MORE of a joke than your pathetic city and your horrible team! and once Lebran leaves for New York your city will be even more of a pathetic piece of TRASH! … garbage juice

  13. faulkn22 says: Feb 9, 2010 5:09 PM

    Someone forgot to tell TrickBunny that the Lions beat the Browns and therefore they have the laughingstock of the league title. Sorry kid, it’s true. We laugh at you.

  14. Cubano says: Feb 9, 2010 5:22 PM

    “I am the newest member of … The Detroit Lions,”
    Hey DeDe, I bet you never thought those words would actually ever come out of your mouth, AND you’d be happy about it. Sorry bout your luck brotha!

  15. TheSolution says: Feb 9, 2010 5:25 PM

    Camp Fodder.
    Lions are the worst team in the NFL.

  16. ckshowtime says: Feb 9, 2010 5:41 PM

    This guy is a good back, and could be a decent #2 option for a team looking. Naturally the Rams passed on yet another decent talent.

  17. Jumbotron84 says: Feb 9, 2010 5:49 PM

    trickbunny says:
    February 9, 2010 4:39 PM

    Hilarious. Supposedly, the Browns wanted this guy and he seemed to distance himself from him- as in “no way in hell I wanna play for the Browns.”
    But then the offers stopped coming. Now, several weeks later, the Lions step in and make the offer. Dorsey knows it’s his last chance, so he takes it.
    Thanks to being a primadonna, he now gets to play for *the* worst team in the NFL. If there’s a team that’s even more of a laughingstock than the Browns, it’s the Lions- and I guarantee you the Browns will see the playoffs before that woeful team from that horrible ghetto city that’s falling apart at the seams. I think it’s safe to say that the lake mentioned in the phrase “mistake on the lake” is now Lake Michigan.
    ————–
    Hilarious the Lions are so bad yet he told the browns to f off.
    By the way, Detroit is closer to Lake St. Clair (in between Lake Erie and Lake Huron) Lake Michigan is on the west side of the state. Green Bay or Chicago are actually on Lake Michigan, where as Detroit is on the other side of the state. Way to pass 3rd grade.
    Hilarious.

  18. BwB says: Feb 9, 2010 5:53 PM

    TheSolution-
    ur a douche, keep that head up though kid

  19. slipkid says: Feb 9, 2010 5:58 PM

    the lions wont improve as much as they did last year, when they improved their win total by infinity (2/0 = infinity and infinity%.).
    but 3 wins, a 50% improvement, are certainly within sight.
    dede, just hang on for another 10 years and u may see a super bowl as a lion.

  20. Contra says: Feb 9, 2010 5:59 PM

    I like how everyone here bashes him signing for the Lions. I am sure every single one of you would decline an offer to play for the Lions because your current 9-5′s are just much better than that. Just in signing with the Lions DeDe is making more than any one of you on this board.

  21. Jungle Juice says: Feb 9, 2010 6:17 PM

    @trickbunny
    DeDe is no “Primadona” and Detroit is on Lake Erie as well, not Lake Michigan.
    DeDe can flat out play. Don’t be surprised if he ends up starting in Detroit.

  22. Voyager6 says: Feb 9, 2010 7:19 PM

    If Hard Knocks showed anything, DeDe is a bit of a ‘me’ player. “Hey Carson, Do you think I’ll make the team?” and his call to Fui waiting for news if he made the team.
    He is a talent, an underappreciated talent. He can run. If he didn’t keep getting hurt in training camp, DeDe might have been a star in the NFL.
    Other than injuries, the only knock is that he is a little loose with the ball, dropping it on the turf a little more than average.
    As a Bengals fan, I wish him well.

  23. QVIST says: Feb 9, 2010 11:28 PM

    I think he’ll be decently productive in Detroit.
    I don’t want to see them burn a draft pick on a running back when they need a line (O and D) worse than any other team in the NFL, so this was a good acquisition.

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