Lions Tried Out Five Players


According to Howard Balzer, the Detroit Lions brought in five players for tryouts/visits on Tuesday including CB Al-Hajj Shabazz.

The full list of tryouts for the Lions includes:

  1. TE Brandon Barnes
  2. TE Marcus Lucas
  3. TE Ryan O’Malley
  4. CB J.R. Nelson
  5. CB Al-Hajj Shabazz (Visit)

Shabazz, 25, originally signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of West Chester in July of last year but was waived as the team trimmed their roster down to 75 players.

The Steelers signed him to a future/reserve contract in February of last year but was waived as the team got down to the 53-man limit. He was on and off of the Steelers’ active roster for much of the season, but had a brief stint with the Texans before returning to Pittsburgh last December.

Shabazz was waived shortly after this year’s draft before signing on with the Ravens in June. Unfortunately, he was waived during the preseason with an injury designation and he later reverted to their injured reserve list. Baltimore cut him from I.R. with a settlement soon after.

In 2016, Shabazz appeared in eight games and recorded just one tackle.

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