The Lions have picked up some depth at tight end.
Darren Fells, who played the last three years with the Cardinals, has signed with the Lions.
The 6-foot-7, 281-pound Fells is a good blocker who doesn’t catch a lot of passes, with 14 catches in 14 games last season. In Detroit he’ll be the No. 2 tight end behind Eric Ebron.
The 30-year-old Fells didn’t play college football, instead playing basketball at UC-Irvin, then spending four years playing professional basketball internationally before signing briefly with the Seahawks, then spending 2013 on the Cardinals’ practice squad before making the Cardinals’ active roster in 2014.