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Report: Lions sign FB James Bryant

Posted by ttwentyman on March 15, 2012 – 8:53 pm

The Lions have added fullback James Bryant to the roster, according to published reports. The Lions have not announced the signing because it has not become official with the league.

Bryant last played defensive end for the BC Lions of the CFL. He began his college career at Miami (Fla.) as a fullback, but transferred to Louisville where he switched to the defensive side of the ball.

The Lions rarely use a fullback in their offense, so it’ll be tough for him to make the final roster.

Bryant (6-2, 256) tweeted a picture of the Lions locker room on Wednesday to “let everyone know what my new locker room will look like next season.”


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7 Responses to “Report: Lions sign FB James Bryant”

  1. By RUBEN on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    Why are the lions signing a fullback when they hardly use one especialy when
    they are having cap problems and they need money to try to sign steven
    tullock
    THX/GO LIONS

  2. By Jon on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    I’m guessing that they’re going to take a look at this guy as a possible replacement for Will Heller as an H-back or backup TE. Plus it sound like he could be a rotational guy at DE or LB. Cheap, versatile players are always a nice commodity to have on the roster or practice squad. I’m guessing by his resume that they signed him for league minimum. Heller was making over $1 million/year as a third-stringer.

  3. By ashevillain on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome signing!! Not the FB that I was hoping for but a FB nonetheless.

    They didn’t even have a FB on the roster last year. It’s tough to use a FB if you don’t have one on the roster! For the few seasons prior to that they had Jerome Felton and he wasn’t very good! (and neither were the Lions!!!)

    This is great!

  4. By Rob on Mar 18, 2012 | Reply

    They say they dont use a fullback much, and how has that worked so far in the running game? Maybe they need to try some I form and give our HB’s a lead block

  5. By Dave "Waz" on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Why you have a fullback … 1: Good pass protection. 2: Good lead blocker in short yardage situations. 3: Good lead blocker on screens and sweeps. 4: Running back with good size, therefore good getting short yardage.
    When you have a bad running game and no fullback on the roster, getting one just might be a solution.

  6. By mike d on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    yes not to mention it will allow stafford play action we wont be as one dementional. after seeing 10 wins with know no backs and amped to see what happens this season.

  7. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    They don’t really use fullbacks that much though….

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