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Lions Free Agency 2012: Detroit Signs Fullback From CFL

The Detroit Lions added their first fullback to the roster Thursday when they signed James Bryant, who last played defensive end for the BC Lions of the CFL.

On Wednesday, Bryant tweeted:

I just want to let everyone know what my new locker room will look like next season! Truly Blessed! From the #BCLions to the #DetroitLions

Sean Yuille, the managing editor of SB Nation Detroit, confirmed that Bryant finalized his contract Thursday.

Bryant began his career as a fullback at Miami before transferring to Louisville and finishing his collegiate career there. He is listed at 6-foot-2 and 256 pounds on He was a highly-recruited linebacker prospect coming out of high school before switching to fullback in order to get more playing time. Bryant ran a 4.76 40-yard dash prior to the NFL Draft in 2009.

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