Detroit Lions sign 2 tryouts: Sam Proctor, Wallace Miles
After the final sprints were run to end the Detroit Lions’ three-day rookie minicamp on Sunday, coach Jim Schwartz observed that for some of the players it was their final time on a football field.
In particular he was talking about the 20 tryout players that went through the paces for the Lions.
Two of them made the cut. It was announced today (Tuesday) that free safety Sam Proctor and wide receiver Wallace Miles (North Carolina A&T) have been signed to one-year deals.
Proctor (6-foot, 220 pounds) becomes the fourth rookie from the Oklahoma Sooners. He joins former teammates WR Ryan Broyles, DE Ronnell Lewis and LB Travis Lewis — all of whom were drafted.
Also the Lions announced today that running back Jerome Harrison was placed on the Reserve/Non-football Illness list.
If you remember, last October the Lions tried to trade Harrison to Philadelphia, but he failed the Eagles’ physical due to a brain tumor. He had surgery to remove the tumor in October. No details of his condition were released.
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