June 2, 2014 at 1:00 am

Lions bring back WR Cody Wilson, sign EMU rookie DE Kalonji Kashama

Defensive end Kalonji Kashama was a three-year starter at Eastern Michigan. (Daniel Mears / Detroit News)

The Lions on Monday announced the signing of two local players.

Former Central Michigan wide receiver Cody Wilson will rejoin the team after being released to make room for undrafted free agents following last month's draft. Wilson, a Rochester Hills native, spent time on the Lions' practice squad last season.

The Lions also signed former Eastern Michigan defensive end Kalonji Kashama after hosting him for a tryout during rookie minicamp last month. Kashama had 5.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss and two forced fumbles for the Eagles last season.

To make room on the roster, the team released veteran defensive tackle Vaughn Martin, whom they signed in March. The Lions also released defensive end Kourtnei Brown last Friday, so the two new signings bring the roster to a full 90 players.

The Lions have their final four organized team activities (OTA) this week followed by mandatory full-squad minicamp next week.

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