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.