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Detroit Lions Sign DL Israel Idonije

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 11: Israel Idonije #71 of the Chicago Bears watches the final seconds of a game against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field on November 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Texans defeated the Bears 13-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 11: Israel Idonije #71 of the Chicago Bears watches the final seconds of a game against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field on November 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Texans defeated the Bears 13-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Reports from profootballtalk.com say the Lions signed veteran DL Israel Idonije. Idonije, 32, played with the Chicago Bears for the last nine seasons.

Last season Idonije recorded 7.5 sacks, 48 tackles in 11 starts and appeared in all 16 games.

Idonije spent time at defensive end and defensive tackle last year.

It looks as if Idonije will be a replacement for Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch. Idonije isn’t the only defensive line guy the Lions have signed this off-season; They’ve also signed Jason Jones and drafted Ziggy Ansah.

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