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Israel Idonije, a solid player for the Bears the past nine seasons, signed with the Lions today. We outline how he ended up in Detroit and what this means for the Bears going forward.
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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...
Israel Idonije’s lingering presence on the free-agent market was one of the more confounding developments of the offseason. With nine years of NFL experience, 50 career starts and 20.5 sacks over the past three seasons, Idonije appeared to be one of the top remaining defenders left unsigned.
And now, he might be another huge part of a loaded Detroit defensive front.
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...