With the 2014 NFL Draft over, it's now time for teams to sign undrafted free agents. Between the players already on their roster and their eight new draft picks, the Detroit Lions are believed to have room for only five undrafted free agents this year. However, it's entirely possible that they will make room for more UDFAs by releasing players from their roster in the coming days.
As new signings are discovered, this post will be updated in order to keep track of all the undrafted free agents joining the Lions. (Note: Keep in mind that some of the players listed below may have only received an invitation to the Lions' rookie minicamp rather than an actual contract offer. Until the Lions make an announcement, this is merely an unofficial list.)
2014 Lions undrafted free agent signings
- QB James Franklin (Missouri)
- FB Chad Abram (Florida State)
- WR Andrew Peacock (Appalachian State)
- TE Jacob Maxwell (Louisiana-Lafayette)
- OT Cornelius Lucas (Kansas State)
- OT Bryce Quigley (San Diego State)
- OG D.J. Morrell (Old Dominion)
- OG Alex Bullard (Tennessee)
- OG A.J. Dalton (Robert Morris)
- DE Kalonji Kashama (Eastern Michigan)
- DT Greg Hickman (Florida International)
- LB Justin Jackson (Wake Forest)
- CB Mohammed Seisay (Nebraska)
- S Gabe Lynn (Oklahoma)
- S Jerome Couplin (William & Mary)
Invited to try out at Lions' rookie minicamp
- QB Jonathon Jennings (Saginaw Valley State)
- RB Rolandan Finch (Norfolk State)
- RB Vintavious Cooper (East Carolina)
- WR Charlie Moore (Oklahoma State)
- WR Deandre Cooper (Prairie View A&M)
- WR Jon Greenwalt (Louisiana Tech)
- WR Joe Price (Villanova)
- TE Jimmie Johnson (Bryant)
- OT Jake Olson (Central Michigan)
- OT John Prior (Ohio)
- OG Josh Jenkins (West Virginia)
- DE Jake Metz (Shippensburg)
- DT Gilbert Pena (Ole Miss)
- LB Brett Pasche (Hillsdale)
- LB Shamari Benton (Central Michigan)
- CB Deven Drane (Cincinnati)
- CB Fidel Montgomery (South Florida)
- S Garrett Waggoner (Dartmouth)
- S Isaiah Newsome (Louisiana-Monroe)
- P Nick Liste (Youngstown State)
- LS Ryan Iverson (Colorado)
Update No. 22 (4:57 p.m. on June 13):
The Lions have added San Diego State offensive tackle Bryce Quigley.
Update No. 21 (11:47 a.m. on June 2):
Eastern Michigan defensive end Kalonji Kashama has been moved from the tryouts list to the signings list after being signed on June 2.
Update No. 20 (6:41 p.m. on May 19):
Florida International defensive tackle Greg Hickman has been transferred from the tryouts list to the signings list after earning a contract at the Lions' rookie minicamp.
Update No. 19 (12:14 p.m. on May 16):
Via Dave Birkett, the official list of tryout players has been added.
Update No. 18 (11:45 a.m. on May 16):
Robert Morris offensive guard A.J. Dalton has been added to the list of signings.
The #Lions have also made official the signing of UDRFA A.J. Dalton, an offensive lineman out of Robert Morris— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) May 16, 2014
Update No. 17 (7:04 p.m. on May 13):
Norfolk State running back Rolandan "Deuce" Finch will be at the Lions' rookie minicamp.
Norfolk State RB Deuce Finch will attend #Lions rookie camp on a tryout basis this weekend. Formerly of Boston College.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 13, 2014
Update No. 16 (4:22 p.m. on May 13):
Per the man himself, Central Michigan linebacker Shamari Benton is set to attend the Lions' rookie minicamp.
@PrideOfDetroit LB Shamari Benton out of Central Michigan will be at the Lions rookie minicamp...— Shamari Benton (@SBenton26) May 13, 2014
Update No. 15 (5 p.m. on May 12):
Shippensburg defensive end Jake Metz will be attending the Lions' rookie minicamp.
Update No. 14 (4:27 p.m. on May 12):
The Lions have announced the signing of 11 undrafted free agents. Also, Eastern Michigan defensive end Kalonji Kashama and Hillsdale linebacker Brett Pasche have been added to the tryouts list.
#Lions signed Wake Forest UDFA LB Justin Jackson & invited EMU's Kalonji Kashama & Hillsdale's Brett Pasche to rookie camp— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 12, 2014
Update No. 13 (10:57 a.m. on May 12):
Louisiana-Monroe safety Isaiah Newsome is reportedly joining the Lions.
Isaiah Newsome from Louisiana Monroe has landed a deal to become a Detroit Lion— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) May 12, 2014
Update No. 12 (5:16 p.m. on May 11):
The Lions have invited Oklahoma State wide receiver Charlie Moore to their rookie minicamp.
Oklahoma State wide receiver Charlie Moore to attend the Detroit Lions' rookie minicamp— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 11, 2014
Update No. 11 (1:59 p.m. on May 11):
Wake Forest outside linebacker Justin Jackson is reportedly headed to Detroit. (via Blogger So Dear)
Sounds like another Richmond Raider has an NFL team. Justin Jackson from Wake Forest will be headed to the @DetroitLionsNFL— Greg Williams (@CoachWilliamsRC) May 11, 2014
Update No. 10 (10:34 a.m. on May 11):
The Lions have added Florida International defensive tackle Greg Hickman and Florida State fullback Chad Abram.
Add Greg Hickman to the list. He has signed a free agent contract with the Lions. Congrats Greg! #PantherNation— FIU Football (@FIUFootball) May 11, 2014
Florida State fullback Chad Abram to the Detroit Lions— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 11, 2014
Update No. 9 (10:37 p.m. on May 10):
South Florida linebacker DeDe Lattimore was planning to sign with the Lions, but he has instead opted to join the Chicago Bears.
USF linebacker DeDe Lattimore says he isn't signing with Lions and has accepted a better offer to sign as undrafted rookie with Bears.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 11, 2014
Update No. 8 (10:29 p.m. on May 10):
Two more offensive linemen have joined the list: Central Michigan offensive tackle Jake Olson and Robert Morris offensive guard A.J. Dalton.
Central Michigan OT Jake Olson will attend rookie minicamp with the #Lions on a tryout next week— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 11, 2014
OG A.J. Dalton to the Detroit Lions, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 11, 2014
Update No. 7 (9:12 p.m. on May 10):
Another offensive lineman is coming to town -- Tennessee offensive guard Alex Bullard, to be exact.
Can't wait to get to Detroit!— Alex Bullard (@Raging_Bull72) May 11, 2014
Update No. 6 (8:44 p.m. on May 10):
Add Old Dominion offensive tackle D.J. Morrell to the list.
Old Dominion OL D.J. Morrell to the Detroit Lions, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 11, 2014
Update No. 5 (8:33 p.m. on May 10):
The Lions have either signed or offered a tryout to Nebraska cornerback Mohammed Seisay, and they have in fact offered a tryout to Dartmouth safety Garrett Waggoner.
Thankful for this opportunity next stop Detroit!— Mohammed Seisay (@SmooveSeisay) May 11, 2014
Garrett Waggoner invited to attend the Detroit Lions' minicamp, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 11, 2014
Update No. 4 (8:05 p.m. on May 10):
Appalachian State wide receiver Andrew Peacock has been reunited with Steven Miller and Sam Martin in Detroit.
IM OFFICIALLY A DETROIT LION!!!— Andrew C. Peacock ™ (@AC_Peacock11) May 11, 2014
Update No. 3 (7:55 p.m. on May 10):
The Lions are adding a mammoth offensive tackle from Kansas State -- the 6'9 Cornelius Lucas -- and William & Mary safety Jerome Couplin, who visited the team before the draft.
K-State FS Ty Zimmerman signs undrafted free agent deal with New Orleans Saints, OT Cornelius Lucas with Detroit Lions— Ken Corbitt (@KenCorbitt) May 10, 2014
William and Mary S Jerome Couplin is signing with the #Lions as a UDFA. Brought him in for a visit.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 10, 2014
Update No. 2 (7:34 p.m. on May 10):
The Lions have found some competition for Kellen Moore: Missouri quarterback James Franklin.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin to the Detroit Lions, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 10, 2014
Update No. 1 (7:27 p.m. on May 10):
The first two signings are in: Oklahoma safety Gabe Lynn and Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Jacob Maxwell.
Excited to be apart of the Detroit Lions! Definitely thankful for the opportunity!— Gabriel Lynn (@Gabelynn9) May 10, 2014
Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Jacob Maxwell to the Detroit Lions, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 10, 2014