The Lions have a couple new faces on the field at today’s training camp practice.
The team signed safety Trevor Coston and defensive lineman Xavier Proctor to contracts Thursday.
To make room on the 90-man roster, the Lions waived safety Ricardo Silva and defensive lineman Spencer Nealy.
Silva, who started six games for the Lions last season, was getting third- and fourth-team reps in practice and isn’t eligible for the practice squad. The move will allow him to hook on with another team early in camp.
Taking his spot is Coston, who was invited to the Lions’ mini-camp this spring and spent training camp last year with the Bears before he was released. He played his college football at Maine and finished his career with 215 tackles and 12 interceptions and was also a quality return man.
Proctor, an undrafted rookie out of North Carolina Central, was a tryout player for the Lions during their spring mini-camp. He has some versatility at 6-foot-6, 277 pounds, and can play both inside and outside. He was an ALL-MEAC performer last season with 42 tackles (21 solo), including 10.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks.
Nealy signed with Detroit this offseason as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M.
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