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Lions sign free agent TE Darren Fells

Allen Park, Mich. –The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed free agent TE Darren Fells. Contract terms were not disclosed.

Fells (6-7, 281) joins the Lions after spending the last three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2014-16). He played in 14 games (seven starts) last season for the Cardinals, logging 14 receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown.

Following a four-year basketball career at UC-Irvine, Fells spent four years (2008-12) as a professional basketball player overseas with stints in Argentina, Belgium, Finland, France and Mexico. He transitioned into the NFL as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 and went on to spend his rookie season as a member of the Cardinals practice squad. In three NFL seasons, he has played in 38 career games (24 starts) and totaled 40 receptions for 536 yards and four touchdowns.

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