After making a big splash on the first day of free agency last year, the Lions have been more cautious this time around.
Until Wednesday night, they had re-signed three players: A kicker, a special teamer, and a No. 3 quarterback. Until tonight.
Free agent linebacker Justin Durant, formerly of the Jaguars, announced that he’s joined the Lions.
“Now everybody from the 313, put ya muthaf***in hands up and follow me!!!” Durant wrote on Twitter.
Now that’s how to announce a move in style while confusing all the old folks. This one is more clear:
“Haha my mentions goin CRAZY right now!!! Detroit what up doe!?!?” Durant wrote.
ESPN quickly confirmed the story, saying it’s a two-year contract. We mentioned a few weeks back that Detroit was high on Durant, and they showed it quickly.
It’s uncertain if this knocks them out of the running for linebacker Stephen Tulloch.