Lions announce free agent signings

Posted Aug 4, 2011

The Detroit Lions announced today the contract signings for the following player(s):

  • Unrestricted Free Agent(s): LB Bobby Carpenter (1-year deal) and CB Chris Houston (2-year deal).
  • Restricted Free Agent(s): DE Cliff Avril (1-year deal).
  • Free Agent(s): T Isaac Sowells (1-year deal).

The team has released the following players: CB Branden Bufford, G Pat Illig, WR Michael Moore and CB Brandon Stephens.

In other roster moves, the team claimed and was awarded the following players off waivers: WR Nate Hughes (Jacksonville) and G Greg Niland (Arizona).