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Detroit Lions sign ex-Patriots linebacker Jonathan Freeny


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Dave Birkett discusses the Detroit Lions’ decision to release tight end Eric Ebron on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Lions have signed Jonathan Freeny, a free-agent linebacker who played with three teams last season.

The Lions announced the move on Monday.

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The 28-year-old Freeny spent time with New England, Baltimore and New Orleans, playing in a total of six games. He made 11 starts for the Patriots over two seasons from 2015-16. Before that, he was with Miami.

New Lions coach Matt Patricia was the defensive coordinator for the Patriots when Freeny was with New England.

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Dave Birkett discusses the Detroit Lions’ decision to use a franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah.
Dave Birkett/Detroit Free Press



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