Free-agent DE Quanterus Smith joins Lions

The Detroit News
Defensive end Quanterus Smith of the Denver Broncos lines up against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Smith signed with the Lions Wednesday.

The Detroit Lions signed free agent defensive end Quanterus Smith Wednesday. Contract terms were not disclosed.

Smith joins the Lions after spending the 2015 season on the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squads.

He began his NFL career with the Denver Broncos from 2013-14, where he appeared in 15 games.

Originally drafted by the Broncos in the fifth round (146 overall) in 2013 out of Western Kentucky, Smith has recorded 11 career tackles (seven solo), including two tackles for loss, and two pass defenses.