The Detroit Lions are adding to their depth along the defensive line with a familiar face. The team announced today that defensive tackle Andre Fluellen has agreed to a one-year deal.
The #Lions have agreed to terms with DT Andre Fluellen on a one-year deal.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 21, 2014
Including his original contract as the Lions’ third-round pick in 2008, this is the fifth time Fluellen has signed with the Lions. He came back to the team late in the 2012 season after a stint with the Miami Dolphins, then returned during the 2013 offseason after being released by the Chicago Bears. Fluellen was among the final cuts prior to the 2013 season but re-signed shortly after the start of the regular season.
Fluellen has been comfortable depth for the Lions but the on-again, off-again nature of his roster spot says all you need to know. He will have the opportunity to compete for the fourth defensive tackle spot behind Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in a similar position he was in last training camp as an odd-man out.