WJBD Radio


Now Playing

National Sports

WJBD - National Sports - Lions Agree to One-Year Contract with Israel Idonije

Lions Agree to One-Year Contract with Israel Idonije

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

(NEW YORK) -- The Detroit Lions agreed to a one-year contract with defensive lineman Israel Idonije on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Idonije spent the last nine seasons with the Chicago Bears. During that time he compiled 272 tackles, 28.5 sacks and six forced fumbles.

The past three seasons have been especially productive for Idonije. He had eight sacks in 2010, five in 2011 and 7.5 last season.

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Idonije joins a Lions defensive line that features two former first-round draft picks and this year's No. 5  overall pick, Ezekeil Ansah.

Idonije will be able to provide versatility to the Lions defensive line. He played 514 snaps at defensive end and 212 snaps at tackle last season for the Bears.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

See other NationalSports news:

Dodgers rough up Peavy and pad NL West lead
Class of 2014 has Atlanta flavor
Gordon makes history at Indy...Roush, Edwards end relationship
Langer rolls to record win...Clark passes Furyk for win...Americans not in the finals
Scott's "dream come true"...Hawks' Millsap added to roster...LeBron is 23 again

Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo