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Derrick Deese: Gets cut loose
Deese was waived by the Lions on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Deese spent time on Detroit's practice squad last season and signed a reserve/future deal with the team in January. However, the Lions have decided to go in a different direction, signing two other tight ends Wednesday, Darrell Daniels and Daniel Helm. Deese will now work to earn a new opportunity elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Derrick Deese: Passes physical
Deese (undisclosed) has been removed from the active/NFI list after passing his physical, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Deese's time on the active/NFI list was just one day, and he now looks ready for full-time action during traing camp. He is looking to earn a spot providing depth at tight end for the Lions in the upcoming season.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Derrick Deese: Placed on active/NFI list
Deese was placed on the active/non-football injury list by the Lions on Thursday.
Deese will remain eligible to return to practice and eventually play at any point this preseason as he nurses an injury. With the Lions' first preseason contest coming Aug. 11 versus the Giants, the tight end has three weeks to get right before game action.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Derrick Deese: Inks futures deal
The Lions signed Deese to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.
Deese joined the Lions' practice squad after failing to make the team's initial 53-man roster, but he was cut again a week later. The undrafted tight end out of San Jose State caught 47 passes for 730 yards and four scores during his final collegiate campaign and, after signing a new contract, will have a chance to compete for a roster spot with the Lions throughout the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Derrick Deese: Cut from practice squad
The Lions released Deese from their practice squad Tuesday.
Deese rejoined the Lions via the practice squad after being waived ahead of the 53-man roster deadline. The 6-foot-4 tight end originally signed with Detroit in May as an undrafted free agent out of San Jose State, where he hauled in 47 passes for 730 yards and four scores during his final collegiate season.... See More ... See Less
Derrick Deese: Joins Lions' practice squad
Detroit signed Deese to the practice squad Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.
The undrafted rookie out of San Jose State dealt with an injury early on in the preseason, but he still showcased enough to earn a practice squad slot. He will work to continue developing in the Lions' system.... See More ... See Less
Derrick Deese: Cut by Lions
Detroit waived Deese on Tuesday.
Deese dealt with an injury early in the offseason but returned to full health to begin training camp. However, he was unable to make the Lions' final roster after joining the team as an undrafted free agent in May.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Derrick Deese: Healthy for training camp
Deese (undisclosed) was listed as one of the eight active tight ends for the Lions at Thursday's practice, Jeff Risdon of USA Today reports.
Deese signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent in May and has been out with an injury since mid-June. The San Jose State product is fighting to secure a depth role, as he's one of the seven tight ends fighting for a spot behind T.J. Hockenson.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Derrick Deese: Nursing injury
Deese did not participate in minicamp due to an undisclosed injury, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
There was no indication of an injury when Deese signed with Detroit as an undrafted free agent last month. Since neither the nature nor the severity of the situation is clear, it's hard to say whether the San Jose State product will be ready for training camp in late July.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 248 lbs|
|Birthplace: La Palma, CA|
|School: San Jose St.|