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Detroit Lions sign Eric Ebron, first-round pick

Detroit Lions first-round pick Eric Ebron signed his contract on Friday. The tight end announced it on Twitter. 

Ebron is the last of the Lions’ eight draft picks to sign. According to the Lions, it’s a four-year deal.

The tight end, who played at North Carolina, has been at every workout since he was drafted.

He admitted that it’s been tough to learn the offense, but he is improving which was evident at the three-day mandatory minicamp this week.

Veteran tight end Brandon Pettigrew shared his thoughts on Ebron on Thursday. “He’s a quick learner, he learns pretty quick. He’s a great route runner, a savvy young player, he’s going to make some big plays no doubt about that,’’ Pettigrew said. “Everybody sees that out there. He comes in , fits right in with the veteran guys, he’s going to be a good fit for us.’’

The Lions wrapped up their mandatory minicamp on Thursday. The players are off until they report for camp on July 25.

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