SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: The Detroit Lions helmet on the field before their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions Sign Former CMU Tight End Deon Butler

The Detroit Lions have signed former Central Michigan University tight end Deon Butler on Saturday to fill a roster spot, according to a report.

97.1 The Ticket–08/22/2015

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 20: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is sacked by Corey Wootton #99 of the Detroit Lions during a preseason game at FedExField on August 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions Showing Plenty Of Power On Defense

The Lions have said all training camp they expect their defense to remain strong, despite the loss of high-profile players.

97.1 The Ticket–08/21/2015

Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions breaks a tackle by David Amerson #39 of the Washington Redskins during a preseason game at FedEx Field on August 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

RG3 Leaves With Concussion In Redskins’ 21-17 Win Over Lions

The Washington Redskins beat the Detroit Lions 21-17 during exhibition play Thursday night.

97.1 The Ticket–08/21/2015

Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of “Michigan Matters” talks about the NFL season, Jim Harbaugh and the community. Watch  “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Lewand’s Glad Harbaugh’s Gone From NFL

University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh explains why he is living his dream in Ann Arbor. He also talks about the Wolverines and offers insights on the Lions.

08/20/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 19: Running back Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska speaks to the media during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 19, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

LINING UP: Browns Vs. Bills, Redskins Vs. Lions

The Lions will get another look at the breakout star of their first preseason game, running back Ameer Abdullah, a second-round draft pick out of Nebraska.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2015

12 Dec 1993: A CANDID PORTRAIT OF DETROIT LIONS QUARTERBACK ERIK KRAMER ON THE FIELD DURING A 21-14 WIN AGAINST THE CARDINALS.

Former Detroit Lions QB Erik Kramer Hospitalized After Apparent Suicide Attempt

Kramer played for 10 years in the NFL, leading the Lions to the NFC Championship game in 1991.

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(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Prater Gives Lions Stability In Kicking Game

When the Detroit Lions opened last season’s training camp, the identity of their next placekicker was a mystery.

97.1 The Ticket–08/19/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 15: Running back Zach Zenner of the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits gives his acceptance speech after winning the Mickey Charles Award during the Sports Network's 28th Annual FCS Awards Presentation at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel on December 15, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Zach Zenner Making Strong Impression With Lions

The Detroit Lions likely will give their starters only a few snaps when they travel to Washington on Thursday for their second exhibition game.

97.1 The Ticket–08/19/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions gets the crowd pumped up during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell Happy With Darius Slay’s Maturation, Confidence

“You could see that Darius had a lot of talent and ability, and he’s just been maturing and functioning better all the time,” Caldwell said.

97.1 The Ticket–08/18/2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates the second half kickoff return by wide receiver Percy Harvin #11  during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Golden Tate Refutes He Was ‘Jealous’ Of Percy Harvin

Now, Tate has spoken out, calling Harvin’s comments “unfair” and disputing that he was ever anything but supportive of his former Seahawks teammate.

97.1 The Ticket–08/18/2015