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BREAKING: Detroit Lions announce signing of ‘fan-favorite’ running back

It has been a busy couple of days for the Detroit Lions as they have fired a coach and signed a couple of free agents.

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According to the team, they have signed running back Zach Zenner and wide receiver, Bruce Ellington.

Via Detroit Lions:

Ellington comes to Detroit after most recently spending the past two seasons (2017-18) with the Houston Texans where he appeared in three games (one start) this season and recorded eight catches, 92 receiving yards and one touchdown. Prior to Houston, he spent time (2014-16) with the San Francisco 49ers, appearing in 26 games during his stint with the club. He originally entered the NFL with the 49ers in 2014 as a fourth round (106th overall) draft selection out of South Carolina. Ellington’s career totals include 56 receptions, 637 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions in addition to 10 rushing attempts, 52 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in 40 career games (seven starts).

Zenner returns to Detroit after spending the offseason and preseason with the club before spending Week 1 on the Reserve/Injured list. He originally signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State in 2015 and has appeared in 28 career games (five starts) with 420 rushing yards and five touchdowns.


LOOK: The Detroit News uses headline to troll Lions’ Matt Patricia

The past week has been an interesting one for the Detroit Lions and it all ended on Sunday with a lackluster performance on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.

One of the big headlines this week, rather than talking about the football team, instead focused on an incident that happened during a Matt Patricia press conference.

During that presser, Patricia had an exchange with a reporter that left many media members feeling insulted.

In case you missed it, here was how the back-and-forth went.

Reporter: “Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?”

Patricia: “Ah, well, you know. Do me a favor just kinda sit up, just like, have a little respect for the process. Every day you come and ask me questions and you’re just kinda like you know, ‘gimme this.’ “

Reporter: “I’m sitting …”

Patricia: “I’m asking just to be a little respectful in this whole process.”

Reporter: “Okay, that’s fine.”

Patricia: “So ask me a question professionally and I’ll answer it for you.”

Patricia then went on to answer the question.

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