Found June 25, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
According to, the Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive lineman Israel Idonije. Lions sign DL Israel Idonije to one-year deal, per league source. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 25, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post Lions sign Israel Idonije appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Lions sign defensive end Israel Idonije

The latest piece in the Detroit Lions' roster makeover comes from a division rival. The Lions confirmed that they've reached a contract agreement with free-agent defensive end Israel Idonije, who played the last nine seasons with the Chicago Bears. He is 6-foot-6, 275 pounds, was born in Nigeria and was an undrafted player coming out of college at the University of Manitoba...

Idonije signs with the Lions

Former Bears defensive end Israel Idonije has signed with the Detroit Lions, adding even more depth to the already strong defensive line of an NFC North foe.

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Looking for an insurance policy to help aid in the development of young Ziggy Ansah, the Detroit Lions made a solid move to secure their defensive line in 2013 by signing their former rival Israel Idonije to a one year deal. Simply put, it was a stunning coup for the Lions to snag Idonije away from NFC competition like the interested San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, where the...

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Lions continue to bolster defense, sign DL Israel Idonije

According to Mike Florio of, the Detroit Lions have signed defensive lineman Israel Idonije to a one-year contact. Idonije made starts at both end positions and defensive tackle for Chicago in 2012. His versatility will fit him well playing for the Lions and DL coach Jim Washburn who like to move linemen around. At 6-foot-6, 275-pounds, Idonije looks like...

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