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Allen Park – The Detroit Lions announced the signing of 16 undrafted free agents on Friday. The road to a roster spot is a little more uphill for those players, but if recent history has told us anything, a couple of these prospects will see playing time this season. Go through the gallery above or click here.
Over the past several years, cornerback Adairius Barnes, tight end Cole Wick, running back Zach Zenner, safety Jerome Couplin, offensive tackles Cornelius Lucas and LaAdrian Waddle, and tight end Joseph Fauria, defensive end Alex Barrett and running back Tion Green all went undrafted and made the team’s initial 53-man roster out of training camp.
Many others spent some time on the practice squad, earning promotions to the main roster at a later date.
With that in mind, here’s a brief snapshot of Detroit’s latest class of undrafted talent.