Lions add S Trevor Coston and DL Xavier Proctor

Posted by ttwentyman on August 1, 2013 – 9:33 am

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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4 Responses to “Lions add S Trevor Coston and DL Xavier Proctor”

  1. By Black Wolf Standing on Aug 1, 2013 | Reply

    More training camp fodder or do they have a realistic chance to make the team? I know the Lions seen Trevor Coston already during rookie mini-camp. They took his name so that must mean something. If they cut Silva to get Coston and Silva started six games for the Lions while here, that should bode well for Coston. Xavier Proctor however seems more like training camp fodder with 4 of the 5 DE positions already spoken for.

  2. By rockbo1955 on Aug 1, 2013 | Reply

    Thanks for another disgruntle fan! Silva is no loss and Neally well he was not up- to the standards so glad they let home go! 6,6 277 is a good size and with old vets helping the new guys if rookies win! Give them the job ! the secondary is bentley/slay/houston/quinn these guys cover from the line so! delmas has bad knee and I do not see him doing much this year! In fact the secondary looks so good with out him! his knees our shot and he w3ill not be able to play much this if at all!

  3. By rockbo1955 on Aug 5, 2013 | Reply

    on delmas his knees our shot don,t see him on the field much this year and bentley/slay/houston /quinn get my vote this year as starters!

  4. By nighttrain1 on Aug 7, 2013 | Reply

    With Delmas health issues, the Lions bringing in as many safeties as possible, maybe one of them may turn out to be the one that compliments Quinn perfectly.
    As for Proctor, I don’t see him as just another body with no chance to make the team, he has good college stats but still went undrafted, the guy has a chip on his shoulder and this may be his only chance to prove that he can play with the pros, he may not get much playing time, but when and if he get in the game, he’s going to bust his butt and try to make this team.

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