The Detroit Lions have signed free agent linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.The Lions also announced Wednesday that they have signed defensive end Alex Barrett to the practice squad and released tight end Jerome Cunningham from the practice squad.The moves come one day after Detroit traded standout receiver Golden Tate to Philadelphia for a third-round draft pick . Coach Matt Patricia said that deal was a difficult decision Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey
, and he has confidence in the players still on the team. The Lions play at Minnesota this weekend.Sheppard made six starts for the New York Giants last season and 11 in 2016. He's also played for Miami, Indianapolis and Buffalo. He was drafted by the Bills in 2011. ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Darrell Bevell and Matt Patricia crossed paths in one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history.Now Barry Sanders Jersey
, they’ll coach on the same staff.The Lions hired Bevell as their new offensive coordinator in a move Detroit hopes will help the team rebound after a disappointing year. Bevell spent seven seasons as Seattle’s offensive coordinator from 2011-17 and was part of a Super Bowl winner with the Seahawks. Prior to joining the Seahawks, he was Minnesota’s offensive coordinator for five seasons and a quarterbacks coach for Green Bay.Although Bevell was part of a victory in the Super Bowl after the 2013 season, he also infamously called for a pass at the 1-yard line in the final minute of the following year’s Super Bowl. Malcolm Butler of New England intercepted it Michael Roberts Jersey
, costing Seattle a chance at a second straight title.Patricia, who was the defensive coordinator for the Patriots in that game, is now Detroit’s head coach.The Lions went 6-10 this season Taylor Decker Jersey
, their first under Patricia, and they decided not to renew offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter’s contract. Cooter was a holdover from Jim Caldwell’s staff.Only two teams in the NFC scored fewer points than Detroit’s 324 this season. Quarterback Matthew Stafford fell short of 4,000 yards passing for the first time since his injury-filled 2010 campaign.Bevell was fired by Seattle in a coaching shakeup following the 2017 season A’Shawn Robinson Jersey
, after the Seahawks went 9-7 and missed the playoffs.