Lions sign DT John Drew

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The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle John Drew.

Following his second workout with the team in the last month, the Detroit Lions decided to sign defensive tackle John Drew, according to Dave Birkett. The move comes one day after it was reported that defensive tackle Justin Bannan was joining the team, meaning the Lions appear to be adding two new players at that position.

Drew, who is 6-2 and 330 pounds, joins the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina Central and after nearly signing with the New England Patriots in July. He actually had a contract in hand, but the Patriots went in a different direction at the last second, likely because they discovered he was kicked out of Duke for firing a gun in the air. The Patriots didn't want to add someone with a red flag like that, but the Lions clearly don't have an issue with it.

Considering how late of a start he is getting, and considering the Lions have also added Bannan, it's unlikely that Drew will make the 53-man roster. Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, C.J. Mosley and Bannan will likely be the top four defensive tackles, so Drew's best hope of sticking around is likely as a member of the practice squad.

Currently, it's not known who is being released to make room for Drew and Bannan.

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