Two Added To Lions Payroll

By Ian Shalapata

(ALLEN PARK, MI) – The Detroit Lions announced two further signings this week in their preparation for the 2016 NFL season.

Free agent safety Rafael Bush was signed by the Lions as he enters his sixth year in the league. Prior to coming to Detroit, Bush played with the New Orleans Saints from 2012 to 2015, playing in the season opener last year before being put on injured reserve.

Bush was an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in 2010, out of South Carolina State, then moved to Denver in the following year. He has played in 46 games, making 104 tackles and one interception.

Additionally, the Lions have re-signed tight end Tim Wright, who appeared in nine games for Detroit last season. Wright was originally acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2013, out of Rutgers University.

Wright was traded to New England in 2014 where he was a member of the Super Bowl XLIX winning roster.

In 2015, Wright made nine catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns, including a nine-yard TD connection in the final game of he season in Chicago.

The contract terms for both players were not disclosed.


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata