The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Darren Fells. Detroit made the move Wednesday, giving the team a veteran at the position it can put on the field with Pro Bowl tight end T.J. Hockenson. The 35-year-old Fells has 123 career catches with 1,483 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns.
Surratt has a clear path to making an impact in Detroit as a UDFA
General manager Brad Holmes even revealed that he may have considered trading up into the first round to ensure he would end up in Detroit. "He was one that we felt like his skill set was worthy of being selected in the first round," Holmes explained. "So we made a few attempts to get him, but sometimes the draft gods smile on you a little bit and bless you with what you were wanting."