Lions sign two, release Vaughn Martin

June, 2, 2014
After briefly sitting at 89 players over the weekend, the Detroit Lions are back at their full roster of 90 guys now after making three moves Monday morning.

The Lions first released defensive tackle Vaughn Martin -- the second defensive lineman to be cut by Detroit in the past week. Martin was given a $65,000 signing bonus by the team when they signed him to a one-year deal.

Martin had played in 51 NFL games, making 79 tackles and three sacks after being drafted by San Diego in the fourth round in 2009.

Detroit also decided to sign receiver Cody Wilson, who was on the team's practice squad last season, and defensive lineman Kalonji Kashama, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Eastern Michigan.

Kashama was at the Lions' rookie minicamp last month. He had 104 career tackles and 12 sacks at Eastern Michigan. He's also Canadian -- from Brampton, Ontario -- so the Lions are losing a Canadian defensive lineman and adding another one in the same flurry of roster moves.

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ESPN Detroit Lions reporter



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