UPDATE: Lions Pick Up Some Big Names

The Detroit Lions have signed free agent Wide Receiver Danny Amendola.

The 33-year-old Texas native is entering his 11th season in the NFL after spending the 2018 campaign with the Miami Dolphins, where he appeared in 15 games and totaled 59 receptions for 575 yards and one touchdown.

Prior to Miami, Amendola spent five seasons with the New England Patriots with current Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn.

A former undrafted rookie free agent with the Cowboys in 2008, Amendola has appeared in 126 career regular season games, including 61 starts and 13 career postseason games, including three Super Bowl appearances.

Later in the day, it was announced from multiple sources that the Lions are also making deals with tight end Jesse James, defensive end Trey Flowers and cornerback Justin Coleman.

In addition to player moves, the Lions have announced the 2019 Coaching Staff and it includes five new hires.


Head Coach - Matt Patricia

Defensive Coordinator - Paul Pasqualoni

Offensive Coordinator - Darrell Bevell

Special Teams Coordinator - John Bonamego

Linebackers - Al Golden

Defensive Line - Bo Davis

Defensive Backs - Brian Stewart

Defensive Assistant - Steve Gregory

Defensive Quality Control - Stephen Thomas

WCF Minority Coaching Assistantship/Defense - Billy Yates

Running Backs - Kyle Caskey

Offensive Line - Jeff Davidson

Quarterbacks - Sean Ryan

Wide Receivers - Robert Prince

Tight Ends - Chris White

Assistant Offensive Line - Hank Fraley

Offensive Assistant/Quality Control - Brian Picucci

WCF Minority Coaching Assistantship/Offense & Special Teams - Leon Washington

Assistant Special Teams - Marquice Williams

Director of Football Research - David Corrao

Head Coach Assistant/Research & Analysis - Evan Rothstein

Football Performance Coordinator - Harold Nash Jr.

Strength & Power Coordinator - Josh Schuler

Assistant Strength & Performance Coach - Rodney Hill

Running Backs Coach - Kyle Caskey (New Hire)

Assistant Strength & Performance Coach - Rodney HIll (New Hire)

Defensive Quality Control Coach - Stephen Thomas (New Hire)

WCF Minority Coaching Assistant/Offensive & Special Teams - Leon Washington (New Hire)

Assistant Special Teams Coach - Marquice Williams (New Hire)