The Detroit Lions added two players to their roster today, one of whom is a familiar face. They re-signed tight end Will Heller to a one-year deal and also added defensive end Everette Brown, who also got a one-year deal.
Heller was released by the Lions a day before free agency began last week. The move cleared some cap space for the time being. It was speculated that Heller might return on a new deal, and now he is in fact back with the Lions.
Brown was brought in by the Lions for a visit earlier this week. That visit resulted in him signing, giving the Lions another body on the defensive line. Here's more on Brown from my post a couple days ago:
Brown was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He came out of Florida State projected to play linebacker in a 3-4 defense and defensive end in a 4-3. With Carolina, he lasted only two seasons after recording a total of 49 tackles and six sacks in 2009 and 2010. Brown was picked up by the San Diego Chargers last November before being let go last week.
Will Brown actually make the team? As it stands right now, I doubt there is room for him on the defensive line. However, you never know what might happen during training camp, which is when he will compete for a spot on the 53-man roster.