Lions sign DE Israel Idonije

Updated: June 26, 2013, 10:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have signed ex-Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije to a one-year contract and have released defensive end Freddie Bishop.

The team said Wednesday it isn't releasing terms of its contract with Idonije, a free agent.

Idonije had spent nine seasons with the Bears. He started 11 games last season and finished second on the team in sacks (7.5) behind Julius Peppers (11.5).

Idonije also made 48 tackles (29 solo) and had one forced fumble last season.


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