The team added another body to the tight end mix on Monday with the addition of Matt Veldman.
The Lions signed the former Jacksonville Jaguar to a contract following a workout in Allen Park on Monday.
Veldman (6-7, 255) was an undrafted free agent out of North Dakota State in 2012. He signed with the Jaguars following the draft, and was going to be their third tight end had he not torn his ACL in the preseason. He spent all of last season on injured/reserve.
He was released by Jacksonville June 11 to make room for quarterback Mike Kafka.
New Lions tight ends coach Bobby Johnson was the Jaguars tight ends coach last season, therefore very familiar with what Veldman brings to the table.
Veldman had 26 catches for 331 yards and three touchdowns as a senior at NDSU in 2011.
He joins Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Michael Williams, and Joseph Fauria at the position on the Lions roster.
The Lions released tight end Dominique Curry to make room for Veldman on the 90-man roster.
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