Lions Sign 3 From Tryouts, Waive 3

The Lions had a busy day today, waiving safety Anthony Sherrils, tight end Brandon Barnes, and wide receiver Kyle Lewis. They also signed three players following the NFL tryout camp. 


Deontez Alexander – WR – Franklin College


196 lbs.

22 years old

Alexander was a standout at the small Franklin College, recording 33 touchdowns over the last 3 years. He’ll join an already crowded corps, and is a longshot to make the team.



Josh Okonye – CB – Purdue University


200 lbs.

22 years old

Okonye played 4 years at PU, recording 122 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and no interceptions.





Marcus Lucas – TE – Missouri


250 lbs.

26 years old

Lucas made 2 career preseason appearances since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2014 with Carolina. He also had signed with Seattle before being released.