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WEEK IN REVIEW: Free Agency, Suh negotiations and more

Posted Mar 22, 2014

Lions sign FB Jed Collins, host two NFL Draft prospects and more on Ndamukong Suh

As the second week of free agency comes to a close, the Lions remained active, signing fullback Jed Collins.

Jed CollinsFB Jed Collins (Photo: AP Images)

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 Reggie Bush and Joiquel Bell.

“There will be some different schematic stuff for (Bush and Bell) having a fullback in front of them, definitely,” Modkins said.

More information surrounding Ndamukong Suh's contract also came out this week, as team president Tom Lewand told WJR that he plans on meeting with Suh's agent, Jimmy Sexton, at the NFL League Meetings next week.

“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 Matthew Stafford and Peyton Manning and about 90 some odd other guys in the NFL.

"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.”

The Lions also played host to two NFL Draft prospects, safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix and defensive end Larry Webster.

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