Packers running back Jamaal Williams dances ultimately zone earlier than a playoff recreation between the Los Angeles Rams and Packers on Jan. 16 in Green Bay, Wis. (AP file photograph)


AP Sports Writer

The rebuilding Detroit Lions have bolstered their backfield in free company in certainly one of a sequence of strikes by first-year common supervisor Brad Holmes.

Running back Jamaal Williams agreed to sign with the Lions, in accordance with an individual aware of the scenario. The individual spoke Wednesday on situation of anonymity as a result of the crew had not introduced the deal.

Reports say the unrestricted free agent agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.

Holmes agreed to a second commerce together with his former employers, the Los Angeles Rams, and bought regular defensive deal with Michael Brockers to assist one of many NFL’s worst defenses. Brockers successfully replaces defensive deal with Danny Shelton, who was launched Tuesday.

The Lions’ reshaping efforts additionally contains re-signing linebacker linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin and releasing veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Days after he agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract, the crew introduced defensive finish Romeo Okwara signed a contract extension on Wednesday.

Williams, a former Green Bay Packer, joins a backfield that additionally contains D’Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson.

Green Bay drafted Williams out of BYU within the fourth spherical in 2017 and he had a stable run with the crew. He had 1,985 yards speeding and 10 touchdowns, practically 1,000 yards receiving and eight scores in his profession that features 20 begins over 4 seasons.

Williams began in three of 14 video games final season. He had 505 yards speeding and two touchdowns and 31 receptions for 236 yards and a rating.

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