The Detroit Lions had a group of tight ends at the team’s practice facility today and they have signed Dorin Dickerson according to the player’s twitter account.
Just signed with the Detroit Lions! Lets gooooo
— Dorin Dickerson (@scorindorin) October 14, 2013
The Lions are without Tony Scheffler who is dealing with the effects of a concussion and Dickerson is a similar type player. At the 2010 pre-draft combine, Dickerson measured 6’2, 226 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds.
Originally a seventh round pick of the Houston Texans, he has also spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills.
A corresponding move hasn’t been announced but Jim Schwartz did not shoot down the possibility of Scheffler landing on injured reserve when speaking with reporters today.