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Detroit Lions sign fullback Jed Collins

Another sign that the Lions’ offense will change under the new coaching staff, is the addition of a fullback.

Free agent fullback Jed Collins signed a one-year deal on Wednesday.

He’s familiar to offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. Collins was with the New Orleans Saints from 2010 through last season while Lombardi was the quarterbacks coach there.

The Lions are the eighth NFL team on the resume of the 28-year-old Collins who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Washington State by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Under Jim Schwartz the Lions’ offense did not employ a fullback. General manager Martin Mayhew said at the Combine that he was looking to add a fullback to the roster.

Expect the Lions' offense to look much like the Saints' offensive scheme.

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