We just wrapped up the 2012 NFL Draft, but there's still a world outside of draftees and undrafted free agents. The Detroit Lions are still getting their 90-man roster set for offseason activities leading up to the preseason and, eventually, the roster cuts.
They've got the post-draft, post-UDFA signings kicked off with the signing of veteran wide receiver Lance Long, according to the Lions' official website. Long was most recently on the San Francisco 49ers, where he lost out to guys like Joe Hastings and Brett Swain for a spot on the final 53-man roster. He was part of the final cuts during training camp last year.
Long has bounced his way around practice squads, playing for the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs in the past. He has been regarded as someone with decent potential, and had 20 catches for 178 yards with the Chiefs in seven games. That being said, he might just be a camp body.
Detroit made wide receiver a point of focus in the NFL Draft, taking Ryan Broyles out of Oklahoma at the No. 54 overall pick (round two). Broyles had some injury problems coming into the draft and his stock slipped a little, but it looks as though they're unrelated to this signing, as he's going at or close to 100 percent.
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