Say Hey To Detroit’s Newest Tight End
Windsor native Luke Willson grew up dressing up as Barry Sanders for Halloween. Now, the 28-year-old tight end gets his chance wear his very own Detroit Lions jersey.
The Lions announced Wednesday that they had signed the unrestricted free agent Willson from the Seattle Seahawks.
Part of the Super Bowl XLVIII winning team, Willson started at least 6 games in each of his five seasons with the team.
The Seahawks' team depth chart still lists Willson as the second string tight end behind former Seahawk Jimmy Graham.
Willson's addition seems to address a glaring issue in the Lions offense of how to replace Eric Ebron and Darren Fells.
The Lions released Ebron, who subsequently signed with the Indianapolis Colts, last week. Fells chose to take a multi-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.
The Lions have not yet disclosed the terms of Willson's contract.
Spotract.com estimates the Lions remaining cap space for 2018 at $17.5 million.