Lions Sign Three More To Futures Deals Including C Russell Bodine

The Detroit Lions announced that they’ve signed three players to futures contracts for the 2020 season on Tuesday including C Russell Bodine, TE Paul Butler, and TE Matt Sokol.

The Lions have now signed 14 players to futures deals in the past two days including: 

  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

Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.

Bodine, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,676,456 contract before agreeing to a two-year contract with the Bills last year. 

The Patriots traded a sixth-round pick to the Bills for Bodine coming out of the preseason. However, he lasted just a week in New England before being released. 

In 2018, Bodine appeared in 10 games for the Bills, making 10 starts before being placed on injured reserve. 

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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