Lions Claim Turk McBride

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

John Niyo (DetNews) has announced via his Twitter account that the Lions have claimed DE Turk McBride from the Chiefs in a move which was widely suspected.

McBride, a collegiate DE at Tennessee is still slightly undersized for the position at 6'2" 278lbs and has issues with lower body strength. However, he had decent production in nine games last season before being transitioned to OLB this year in Kansas City's new 3-4.

In Detroit, McBride is reunited with Gunther Cunningham who favored McBride as a prospect and is very familiar with him. Although McBride is young, and a work in progress, he immediately steps in as the Lions 3rd DE.

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