The Detroit Lions made the signing of Matt Asiata and the waiving of fullback Michael Burton official on Tuesday morning. But alongside the press release, the team announced a second set of transactions in the leadup to Week 2 of organized team activities. The Lions have signed offensive guard Connor Bozick and waived-injured linebacker Brandon Chubb.
Bozick was an undrafted free agent who spent four years at the University of Delaware. As a Blue Hen, Bozick shuffled between tackle and guard throughout his four seasons with the team. In his senior year, he played both right tackle and right guard, earning second team All-CAA honors. After redshirting his freshman year, Bozick never missed a single game in his collegiate career.
Bozick is a towering force, standing at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, according to the official UD athletic site. That would make him the tallest guard on the Lions roster. Detroit has a fair amount of depth along the interior line, so it’s possible Bozick could instead compete for a spot at tackle, where the Lions are a little thin. Though it’s worth noting the team referred to him as a guard.
As for Chubb, he leaves the Lions after a short third stint with the team. Back in October, the team signed him to their practice squad. He stayed there for a month before getting released and re-joining the team shortly thereafter. After another waiving in December, Detroit signed him to a future contract in January.