The Rams signed five free agents, including three receivers, on Tuesday.
USC receiver Steven Mitchell had an injury-plagued college career, but he started seven games last season and finished third on the team with 41 catches for 644 yards last season in earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
Southeastern receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez played with Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M before transferring to Kansas, where he was dismissed after two seasons. He finished his college career catching 60 passes for 1,018 yards and 10 touchdowns, all single-season Southeastern records.
Georgia Tech receiver Ricky Jeune played in an option offense and caught only 74 passes for 1,492 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career.
The Rams also signed San Jose State guard Jeremiah Kolone and Weber State defensive tackle McKay Murphy.
In the No. 6 spot of the draft, that’s an utter steal.
Prior to the draft, it looked as though the Arizona Cardinals could be the odd franchise out among quarterback-hungry teams looking to get in on either Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen or Josh Rosen.
Miami kicker Michael Badgley, Stony Brook safety Chris Cooper, Mississippi State cornerback Lashard Durr, Syracuse receiver Steve Ishmael, UNLV cornerback Robert Jackson, BYU defensive tackle Tomasi Laulile, Central Arkansas safety George Odum, San Jose State linebacker William Ossai and Arkansas cornerback Henre’ Toliver were the team’s other signees.
Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia addressed his 1996 sexual assault indictment with reporters Thursday, saying the truth is on my side.
I’m here to defend my honor and clear my name. I was falsely accused and never given the opportunity to clear my name, Patricia told reporters at Lions minicamp.
Lions ownership released a statement of support for Patricia earlier Thursday.
Responding to a published report this evening from the Detroit News, The Detroit Lions are aware that a criminal charge involving sexual assault was brought against Matt Patricia in 1996. Matt was 21 at the time and on spring break in Texas. The charge was dismissed by the prosecutor at the request of the complaining individual prior to trial. As a result, Coach Patricia never had the opportunity to present his case or clear his name publicly in a court of law.