Allen Park, Mich. –The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent DE Cornelius Washington. Contract terms were not disclosed.
Washington (6-4, 292) comes to Detroit after beginning his NFL career with the Chicago Bears (2013-16). He recorded 20 tackles (14 solo), two sacks, one pass defense and two tackles for loss in the 15 games he played (two starts) last season.
Originally drafted by the Bears in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Georgia, Washington has appeared in 31 games (two starts) and totaled 27 tackles (19 solo), three sacks, one pass defense and five tackles for loss.