ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Kellen Davis, who played at Michigan State. He worked out for the Lions last week.
The Lions are incredibly thin at tight end. They leave for London tonight to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Joe Fauria (ankle) and Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not play on Sunday. It’s unclear if either will be ready to play in London. Fauria has missed four games with an ankle sprain. It was the first game out for Ebron who injured his hamstring Wednesday in practice.
Brandon Pettigrew played the entire game against the Saints, but was on the trainer’s table having his right leg/ankle worked on at one point.
Jordan Thompson was signed from the practice squad. A pass from Matthew Stafford bounced off his hands into the Saints' Kenny Vaccaro's mitts for an interception.
Davis, who is 6-7 and 265 pounds, was cut by the New York Giants after training camp. He has also worked out for the Saints, Ravens and Browns.
He was a fifth-round draft pick by the Chicago Bears in 2008 and played there through 2012.
In 2013 he played 15 regular season games for the Seattle Seahawks with four starts. He had three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown.
He didn’t played in the first two playoff games but not in the Super Bowl.
Also the Lions released safety Jerome Couplin and signed WR Ifeanyi Momah, who is 6-7, to the practice squad.