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Detroit Lions sign LB Brandon Chubb to futures deal

The Lions have added a familiar linebacker to their squad.

Wake Forest v Boston College Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Earlier in the week, the Detroit Lions announced the signings of nine different players to their future/reserves list. That list included eight players from their practice squad list, along with former Packers receiver Jared Abbrederis. Thursday, the Lions announced the addition of one more player to that list: linebacker Brandon Chubb.

If that name looks familiar, it should. The Lions added Chubb to their practice squad mid-October after they released Zaviar Gooden a few days prior. Chubb never made it to the active roster for Detroit and was ultimately released from the team on December 17. From there, the 49ers added him to their practice squad, but did not sign him to a futures deal once their season ended.

In 2016, Chubb went undrafted out of Wake Forest, where he was a three-year starter at linebacker. He had three consecutive college years where he totaled at least 88 tackles and finished his Wake Forest career with 19.0 tackles for loss.

He spent the preseason of his rookie year with the Los Angeles Rams, where he totaled nine tackles in four preseason appearances.

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