As the second week of free agency comes to a close, the Lions remained active, signing fullback
Coming from New Orleans, Collins has familiarity with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, as well as some of the other coaches on staff.
This marks the first time the Lions have had a true fullback on their roster since 2010.
Running backs coach Curtis Modkins says having Collins will allow more versatility in the Lions backfield with
“There will be some different schematic stuff for (Bush and Bell) having a fullback in front of them, definitely,” Modkins said.
More information surrounding
“His agent is a guy by the name of Jimmy Sexton, who’s with one of the big agencies (CAA) in football. Works with the guys who represented
"They are very well established and reputable guys and we have a good relationship with them. We’re going to get with them I think down in Orlando next week and we’ll have some conversations and we’ll see if we can put a deal together and I’m hopeful that we can.”
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