Lions re-sign Nick Bellore for revamped linebacker unit

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

The Detroit Lions have re-signed linebacker Nick Bellore.

The former Central Michigan standout played a unique and versatile role for the Lions last season, serving as a key special teams performer, a backup linebacker and working spot duty on offense as a fullback.

The Lions re-signed linebacker Nick Bellore on Wednesday.

He'll be competing for a job in a revamped room, which is set to include free-agent additions Devon Kennard and Christian Jones, who both reportedly agreed to multi-year contracts with the Lions on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Bellore will be entering his eighth NFL season after going undrafted out of Central Michigan in 2011. In 13 games for Detroit last season, he recorded 12 tackles. He also caught a touchdown pass on one of his 13 offensive snaps.