Friday, March 21, 2014
Report: Lions re-sign Andre Fluellen
By Michael Rothstein
The Detroit Lions are continuing to add depth and rotational players to their defensive line.
According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have re-signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, who has bounced on-and-off the team since being drafted by Detroit in 2008.
Fluellen has played in 69 games in his NFL career -- 67 of them for Detroit -- including 13 last season. He made three tackles last season and has 54 in his career. He also has 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
This is the third defensive line signing for Detroit in this free-agency period, joining Vaughn Martin and Darryl Tapp. The Lions lost Willie Young to Chicago in free agency.
Fluellen had been the fourth member of the defensive tackle rotation last season, behind Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley. He had a cap number of $457,059 last season and a base salary of $715,000.
Fluellen is the third player the team has re-signed since the start of the new league year, joining Brandon Pettigrew and Kevin Ogletree.