Previous Month: June
July saw the Lions make some last minute signings before the start of camp. They began the month by welcoming back an old friend. Veteran cornerback Dre Bly was signed to a two year deal to add depth in the secondary, but, unfortunately, he wouldn’t end up playing for the team. Bly would end up getting released in the last round of cuts just before the season began.
Later in the month, the Lions brought in linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba to help out on special teams. Ekejiuba appeared in nine of the first twelve games before a trip to the injured reserve list ended his season.
Much of the month was spent looking forward to the beginning of training camp, but the Lions hadn’t signed either of their top two draft choices. Finally, on July 30, they reached an agreement with rookie running back Jahvid Best. Camp was set to start in two days and Ndamukong Suh was still unsigned.
The last bit of Lions news for the month of July wasn’t what the fans were hoping for (the signing of Suh), but instead it was the announcement of Tom Lewand receiving a $100,000 fine from the NFL for his drunk driving arrest in late June.
Next Month: August