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Lions sign 11 undrafted free agents

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On Wednesday there was word that the Lions had signed undrafted rookie quarterback John Laub, whose family tree includes the unlamented former Lions General Manager Matt Millen.

As it turns out, Laub hasn’t earned a contract just yet. He’ll be a tryout player at the team’s rookie minicamp next week, but has not signed a contract and may not wind up signing one with his cousin’s former employers.

The group of players with contracts does include one guy with a family connection to the Lions organization, however. Justin Rogers of MLive.com reports that former Central Michigan wide receiver Cody Wilson is the son of Lions team chaplain Dave Wilson. Detroit also signed former UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria (pictured), who is the nephew of longtime NFL tight end Christian Fauria. The elder Fauria spent 13 years in the league, but none of them were with the Lions.

The rest of the team’s crop of undrafted rookies includes: Ohio center Skyler Allen; East Carolina defensive tackle Michael Brooks; Western Michigan quarterback Alex Carder; Oklahoma State linebacker Alex Elkins; Ball State tackle Austin Holtz; Appalachian State running back Steven Miller; Albany linebacker Jon Morgan; Kentucky cornerback Martavius Neloms and Texas Tech tackle LaAdrian Waddle.

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11 Responses to “Lions sign 11 undrafted free agents”
  1. comatrip1 says: May 2, 2013 12:47 PM

    But was Tim Tebow one of the guys they signed?

  2. slayisland says: May 2, 2013 12:52 PM

    Yeahhh great pick up with fauria and Waddle very under rated OT

  3. audioflint says: May 2, 2013 12:59 PM

    Gotta love these guys. One or two undrafted guys usually stands out for years. The question is: which team got ‘em this year?

  4. isphet71 says: May 2, 2013 1:10 PM

    And half the guys will have more production in the NFL than a typical Matt Millen first round pick.

  5. classactcalvin81 says: May 2, 2013 1:12 PM

    Waddle, And Fauria will at least make our practice squad. Lot of young guys gonna have to step up this year for us to b successful! Go D

  6. pilot2011 says: May 2, 2013 1:22 PM

    Steven Miller will make the Lions.

  7. shadowcell says: May 2, 2013 1:22 PM

    the NFC North sure does seem to like Bruins. they’ve snapped up five of them now.

  8. mec693 says: May 2, 2013 1:44 PM

    Jon Morgan, Albany represent! 6’3″ 235 pounds running a 4.6 40, benches 225 thirty times, 38 inch vert, 10′ 1″ broad.. guys a freak and lit up D1AA for the past 3 years.. I hope he makes the squad

  9. lks311 says: May 2, 2013 2:13 PM

    Young. Cheap. Labor.

  10. smstonerock says: May 2, 2013 2:42 PM

    Yes, did Tim Tebow sign? I’m just dying to know. I’m surprised ESPN hasn’t reported on this. Also, what did Tim Tebow eat for breakfast this morning?

  11. arrowdead says: May 3, 2013 8:01 AM

    University at Albany!

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