Lions sign DE Everette Brown, LB Ashlee Palmer and TE Will Heller to one-year deals.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 22, 2012
The Lions released Heller a week ago to save salary cap space. Heller caught six passes for 42 yards last season, but will most likely be used a blocking tight end. He will back up Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler.
Brown was released earlier this month by the San Diego Chargers where he played three games last season, recording two tackles. He has played three seasons in the NFL, recording just six sacks, despite being heralded as an elite pass-rusher coming out of Florida State in 2009.