Lions sign Hepburn to futures deal

The Detroit Lions added to their futures contract haul Friday, officially bringing in linebacker Brandon Hepburn on a reserve/futures contract.

Hepburn had been with Detroit all season on its practice squad. He was selected by the Lions in the seventh round of the 2013 draft out of Florida A&M.

He made two total tackles in the four preseason games he appeared in, but did not come off the practice squad all season.

The Lions have now signed their entire practice squad to futures contracts along with linebacker Jon Morgan and kickers John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio.