Lions Make Roster Moves Involving Will Heller, Brian Clark, and Dewayne White

There are reports of trades and signings that have not been confirmed by the Lions just yet, but the team did announce three roster moves earlier today.

The Detroit Lions announced today that they have re-signed TE Will Heller to a three-year deal and signed free agent WR Brian Clark to a one-year deal. Additional contract terms were not disclosed. The team also released DE Dewayne White.

The move to re-sign Heller comes as no surprise considering there was talk last week that a deal would get done at some point.  The Lions obviously like what they have in Heller, who provides good depth at tight end behind Brandon Pettigrew, who is still recovering from a torn ACL.  Heller performed well last season in my opinion, so I'm glad he's coming back.

Brian Clark played for the Buccaneers the last three seasons and the Broncos for the two seasons before that.  He is more of a special teams player than a receiver considering he only has 11 career catches, so I would imagine he is someone who will be competing for a roster spot based on what he does on special teams.

As for White, he was originally brought in by Rod Marinelli in 2007 after playing for the Buccaneers from 2003-06.  White played quite well in his first two seasons with the team, but his production dropped off big time last season.  He appeared in only 10 games and started in only half of them.  Injuries played a big part in his lack of production, but that was far from the only reason.  With Kyle Vanden Bosch signing with the Lions last week, this move comes as no big surprise.

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