Lions Sign RB Tra Carson To Futures Deal


The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have signed RB Tra Carson to a futures contract for the 2020 season. 

Here’s the updated list of Lions’ futures signings:

  1. WR Victor Bolden
  2. WR Jonathan Duhart
  3. LS James Fisher
  4. P Jack Fox
  5. S A.J. Howard
  6. WR Tom Kennedy
  7. T Matt Nelson
  8. DT Olive Sagapolu
  9. LB Christian Sam
  10. G Casey Tucker
  11. P Matt Wile
  12. C Russell Bodine
  13. TE Paul Butler
  14. TE Matt Sokol
  15. RB Tra Carson

Carson, 27, originally signed on with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M back in 2016. After being waived and signed to their practice squad, Carson was eventually promoted to the Bengals’ active roster.

The Bengals later cut Carson loose with an injury settlement and he eventually signed on to the Packers’ practice squad. Green Bay him during the season and he was claimed by the Lions. 

Detroit placed Carson on injured reserve before eventually releasing him in November. 

In 2019, Carson appeared in three games for the Packers and Lions and rushed for 48 yards on 18 carries (2.7 YPC) to go along with four receptions for 18 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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