Lions sign TE Jordan Thompson

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions added another tight end to their roster on Friday.

During the Detroit Lions' voluntary minicamp this week, several players were invited to try out for the team. It appears that at least one of those players showed enough during the minicamp to earn an actual contract, as the Lions have reportedly signed tight end Jordan Thompson.

Thompson went undrafted last year after wrapping up his career at Ohio. He only had 8 catches for 95 yards and 1 touchdown in six games as a senior, but he finished his career with a total of 60 catches for 666 yards and 6 touchdowns.

With Thompson joining the Lions, they now have five tight ends under contract. Brandon Pettigrew is back as a starter after re-signing this offseason, and Joseph Fauria should have a bigger role in the offense this year. There's also Michael Williams, who is now healthy after spending his rookie season on injured reserve, and Matt Veldman, who spent some time with the Lions in 2013 and re-signed as an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason.

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