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.
2019 DETROIT LIONS COACHING STAFF
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)