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Detroit Lions finish signing entire rookie draft class, claim OL off waivers

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No more worrying about rookie contracts for the Detroit Lions.

NFL: New York Giants-Rookie Minicamp William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions officially signed third-round draft pick Tracy Walker, the only player from their 2018 draft class that remained unsigned after this past weekend’s rookie minicamp. Contract details were not released, but typically rookies receive four-year deals. Now, a week before the team enters OTAs, all of the LIons’ rookies are now under contract.

The Lions also claimed a player off waivers on Tuesday. A day after the New York Giants released him, offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty is now a member of the Detroit Lions.

Bisnowaty spent almost the entire 2017 season on the Giants’ practice squad after joining the team as a sixth-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh. However, on the final game of the season, Bisnowaty saw the first NFL action of his career, starting as the team’s right tackle.

To make room for Bisnowaty, the Lions waived offensive lineman Brett Kendrick, who was a late addition to this year’s undrafted rookie free agent class. Kendrick was signed on Saturday, but lasted just two days on the roster before being cut.