The Detroit Lions announced Thursday that they’ve signed LB Brandon Chubb to a future/reserve contract.
Chubb becomes the 10th player to sign a futures deal with the Lions since their season ended. The full list includes:
- WR Jared Abbrederis (NFLTR)
- TE Kennard Backman
- RB Mike James
- TE Khari Lee
- LB Steve Longa
- OL Matt Rotheram
- OL Brandon Thomas
- WR Andrew Turzilli
- DB Charles Washington
- LB Brandon Chubb
Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.
Chubb, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest back in May. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later signed to the team’s practice squad.
Los Angeles elected to cut Chubb loose a few weeks into the regular season and he later signed on to the Lions’ practice squad. Chubb was cut loose to make room for Logan Thomas but was re-signed to the practice squad just a couple days later.
Chubb has yet to appear in an NFL game.