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Lions sign Kyle Van Noy


The Lions are inching closer to having their entire draft class under contract.

The club said on its website Wednesday that it had signed second-round pick Kyle Van Noy to a four-year deal. Noy, for his part, tweeted a picture of him ostensibly signing his contract with the caption: “It’s official!!!!”

The Lions now have 7-of-8 picks signed, with first-round selection Eric Ebron the last to have yet to finalize a deal.

An outside linebacker from BYU, Van Noy could push to start as a rookie. In four collegiate seasons (2010-2013), Van Noy recorded 226 tackles, including 62 for loss. Overall, he notched 26 sacks, with 13 sacks as a junior in 2012. He also showed skill in pass coverage, breaking up 17 passes and recording seven interceptions.

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7 Responses to “Lions sign Kyle Van Noy”
  1. buckybadger says: Jun 4, 2014 9:18 PM

    Not a fan but the Lions had a very good draft. They remind me of the 49ers in that they both teams stockpiled top picks for so many bad seasons and just needed a good coach to put it all together. Can Jim Cadwell do that with this bunch? As a Packer I hope not but it would be cool for Detroit.

  2. liontuss says: Jun 4, 2014 9:47 PM

    His impact in Austin’s aggressive defensive schemes will be massive. Go Lions!

  3. holdsteady76 says: Jun 4, 2014 10:33 PM

    Four years of irrelevance and disappointment, sign here. Congrats? You’re a Lion.

  4. detroit09 says: Jun 4, 2014 11:00 PM

    What an awesome addition. He is an impact player bound to make a difference.

  5. autumnwind999 says: Jun 4, 2014 11:24 PM

    Van Noy is incredible. Really wanted the Raiders to get him. I predict this dude will wind up with a bronze statue in Canton one day.

  6. lions4lo says: Jun 4, 2014 11:34 PM

    Looking forward to seeing him earn his money. Watching interviews of him gives me the impression that he will be a great asset to the team. Smart, focused and tough minded. Just the type of player every team wants! Go Lions!

  7. mortalkondek says: Jun 5, 2014 3:50 PM

    Welcome to the den, young man. Now make us proud!

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