Lions add free agent TE Darren Fells

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Aug 28, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Darren Fells (85) carries the ball against the Houston Texans during the first half at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have announced this afternoon the signing of free agent tight end Darren Fells. They agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

Fells is a 6-7, 281-pound veteran and has established himself as one of the best run- and pass-blocking tight ends in the NFL. He began his career as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks then moved to the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.

He played a vital role during his three-year career with the Cardinals, and including career-marks in receptions (21), receiving yards (311) and touchdowns (3) during the 2015 campaign.

General manager Bob Quinn has made adding depth to the trenches a priority during free agency. Acquiring Fells certainly speaks to his game-plan.

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