Lions sign former Titans LB Zaviar Gooden

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Teams across the league are announcing the signings of undrafted rookies, but there’s some movement with veteran players to report as well.

The Lions announced that they have signed former Titans linebacker Zaviar Gooden to their 90-man roster.

Gooden was a third-round pick by Tennessee in the 2013 draft and was released off of injured reserve last year after he tore his hamstring during the preseason. Before the injury, Gooden played 24 games over two years with Tennessee and recorded 36 tackles while making three starts.

Gooden’s arrival comes a couple of days after General Manager Bob Quinn said there was no update regarding linebacker Stephen Tulloch’s status with the team. Tulloch’s departure has been expected for a couple of months, but, for now, he remains on the team’s roster despite the additions of Gooden and fifth-round pick Antwione Williams.

1 responses to “Lions sign former Titans LB Zaviar Gooden

  1. Isn’t Tulloch the guy who injured himself when he was celebrating a sack on Aaron Rodgers? I miss the days when players would help the QB up so they could knock him down again.

    Tulloch is a bit long in the tooth for a defense that wants to get younger. And he didn’t contribute much last year either.

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