Lions sign CB Brandon King; release LB Alex Elkins and WR Devin Thomas

Posted by ttwentyman on August 5, 2013 – 4:01 pm

With cornerbacks Jonte Green and Chris Greenwood still nursing hamstring injuries, the Detroit Lions added some depth to that unit Monday by signing cornerback Brandon King.

King, an undrafted free agent out Purdue in 2010, played in eight games his first two seasons in the NFL with the Colts. He spent the end of last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The team also released linebacker Alex Elkins and receiver Devin Thomas on Monday.

Elkins was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Oklahoma State. The Lions typically keep six linebackers on the regular-season roster and Elkins wasn’t in that mix early in training camp.

Thomas, who came off the physically unable to perform list on Sunday, was obviously too far behind after missing the team’s first nine practices and not in their plans moving forward.

The signing of King, coupled with the release of Elkins and Thomas, leaves one spot open on the 90-man roster as of Monday afternoon. The team resumes practice Tuesday morning at 9:15 after being off Monday.

They’ll host the New York Jets Friday at Ford FIeld i the preseason opener for both teams.


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2 Responses to “Lions sign CB Brandon King; release LB Alex Elkins and WR Devin Thomas”

  1. By Black Wolf Standing on Aug 6, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think the Lions should add anybody else. Keep the spot open in case some team releases a quality veteran that’s not over the hill. Just about anybody on the open market right now will not make the team. That more than likely includes Brandon King. But hey, he might surprise us. You never know.

  2. By Don on Aug 9, 2013 | Reply

    I love this TEAM! GO LIONS! GO!
    . I am very proud of the way that this TEAM is coming together!
    I didn’t get to come down to any practices this year so I am bumming myself.
    Pettigrew, You go out there and do your stuff DUDE!
    I know your bumming about the Past! FORGET IT! IT”S the PAST! I can’t wait to watch you hual in those Touch Downs Again and again and again and again ETC. etc. etc.etc. (: You da Man!
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    I LOVE THIS TEAM!
    OH, And our COACH’s ARE the Greatest! That’s why we have the Greatest Players and the Greatest TEAM!
    Mathew Stafford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I Could just GO ON and ON! But I won’t!
    NOW, Go Win! AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN AND WIN TIL YOU WIN THEM ALL! One Game at a TIME! LIONS!
    AND, YOU CAN WIN THEM ALL! SAY IT! BELIEVE IT! DO IT! LIONS!

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