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.
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.