The following 2013 undrafted free agents have signed with the Detroit Lions:
- QB Alex Carder (Western Michigan)
- RB Steven Miller (Appalachian State)
- WR Cody Wilson (Central Michigan)
- TE Joseph Fauria (UCLA)
- OT Austin Holtz (Ball State)
- OT LaAdrian Waddle (Texas Tech)
- C Skyler Allen (Ohio)
- DT Michael Brooks (East Carolina)
- LB Jon Morgan (Albany)
- LB Alex Elkins (Oklahoma State)
- S Martavius Neloms (Kentucky)
Here's the list of undrafted free agents who have been invited to try out for the Lions at their rookie minicamp:
- QB John Laub (Richmond)
- WR Travis Tarpley (Delaware State)
- WR Andre Snipes-Booker (Marshall)
- WR Bakari Bussey (Ohio)
- C Trevor Marrongelli (Kansas)
Update No. 8 (8:04 p.m. on May 2):
Bakari Bussey has been invited to the Lions' rookie minicamp, according to former Ohio teammate and new Lion Skyler Allen.
Update No. 7 (4:05 p.m. on May 1):
The Lions have announced the signing of 11 UDFAs. (Travis Tarpley and Andre Snipes-Booker aren't on the list, indicating that they were invited to the Lions' rookie minicamp rather than signed.)
Update No. 6 (4 a.m. on May 1):
The Lions have invited John Laub, who is a cousin of Matt Millen, to their rookie minicamp.
Update No. 5 (4:45 p.m. on April 30):
Add Marshall wide receiver Andre Snipes-Booker to the list (via Justin Rogers).
Update No. 4 (3:43 p.m. on April 28):
Scratch Marvin Booker's name off the list for now.
According to former Rutgers linebacker Marvin Booker, no UDFA contract with the Lions. At least not yet.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) April 28, 2013
Update No. 3 (2:06 p.m. on April 28):
Two more UDFA signings have been added to the list (DE Marvin Booker and LB Alex Elkins), as has one player who received an invite to try out for the Lions at their upcoming rookie minicamp (C Trevor Marrongelli).
Detroit Lions have invited center/guard Trevor Marrongelli of KU to mini camp— Kansas-Sports.com (@sportsinkansas) April 28, 2013
Congrats to Quinn Sharp (Bengals), Lane Taylor (Packers) and Alex Elkins (Lions) on free agent deals. #GoPokes— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) April 28, 2013
Update No. 2 (10:18 p.m. on April 27):
The Lions have added five more undrafted free agents: QB Alex Carder, WR Travis Tarpley, OT LaAdrian Waddle, C Skyler Allen and DT Michael Brooks.
Alex carder!!!!Detroit Lions!!!WMU is proud of you!!!!— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) April 28, 2013
According to family members on Twitter, the Lions have also added Delaware State WR/KR Travis Tarpley as a UDFA.— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) April 28, 2013
Now a member of the Detroit Lions! #blessed— LaAdrian Waddle (@LA_wadd) April 28, 2013
Ohio C Skyler Allen signed with the Lions as a UDFA— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) April 28, 2013
Michael Brooks signed with Detroit Lions, one of my former players Kris Kocurek/DLine Coach, was excited to get him! Great Luck Big Mike!!— Ruffin McNeill (@RuffinMcNeill) April 28, 2013
Initial update (8:21 p.m. on April 27):
The Lions have already signed six undrafted free agents, according to various reports, including tweets from the players themselves. Here's the rundown on the Lions signing RB Steven Miller, WR Cody Wilson, TE Joseph Fauria, OT Austin Holtz, LB Jon Morgan and CB Martavius Neloms:
I'm officially a DETROIT LION— Steven Miller (@MrStevenMiller3) April 27, 2013
Just signed with the Detroit Lions.Praise God. Time to work! "Forward down the field....."— Cody Wilson (@Codywilson_11) April 28, 2013
And in the 8th round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Lions choose @bigjoefauria!— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) April 28, 2013
Excited for the opportunity ahead of me playing for the Detroit Lions!!!— Austin Holtz (@Holtzy77) April 28, 2013
The Lions signed LB Jon Morgan of Albany as an UDFA— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) April 28, 2013
DETROIT LIONS BABY! !!! Blessed for this opportunity— Martavius Neloms (@1_step_cl0ser) April 27, 2013