Lions sign 7th-round pick Cohen
The Lions signed their second of nine draft choices, agreeing to terms Monday with defensive tackle Landon Cohen, a seventh-round pick out of Ohio. A representative of Cohen's agent, Robert Roche, confirmed the deal, which has not been announced by the team yet. No terms were immediately available.
Cohen, the 216th overall pick, is considered a longshot to make the roster after missing most of the offseason practice program because of school conflicts.
"It's hard," Lions coach Rod Marinelli said in June of how far behind Cohen was. "He's got all the stuff. The movement, bright, and all those things, now he's just got to practice football."
Cohen is a good bet for the practice squad as the Lions already have a logjam at defensive tackle. Chuck Darby, Cory Redding, Langston Moore, Shaun Cody and third-round pick Andre Fluellen are vying for probably four spots. Ikaika Alama-Francis also can play tackle in nickel situations.