Lions sign 12 to future deals
The Lions have signed 12 players to futures contracts.
The list includes: receiver Patrick Edwards, cornerback Lionel Smith, guard Rodney Austin, cornerback Conroy Black, receiver Troy Burrell, linebacker Carmen Messina, running back Devin Moore, cornerback Ross Weaver, receiver Lance Long, receiver Dominique Curry, receiver Terrence Austin and receiver Chastin West.
Curry spent time with the Lions in training camp and Long was with the team for a stretch during the regular season.
Terrence Austin spent 2010 and 2011 with the Redskins, playing in 18 games with 15 catches for 184 yards.
West played in 12 games with the Jaguars in 2011 and had 13 catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns.