Lions sign Heller, cut Cannon
The Lions made two transactions official today, signing free-agent tight end Will Heller and releasing linebacker Anthony Cannon.
Heller, 28, played the last three seasons in Seattle. He has 26 career catches and is known more for his blocking. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons are no longer interested in free-agent L.J. Smith, who visited the Lions earlier this month.
Cannon played nine games with the Lions last year, mostly on special teams. He was cut over the weekend.