Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
The Lions signed LB Trevor Bates on Wednesday, cutting TE DeAndre Goolsby. Bates was on the New England practice squad in 2016 and the New York Giants practice squad for most of the 2017 season. He was initially drafted by the Indianapolis Colts out of Maine as a seventh-round pick in 2016. The 24-year-old has played in one NFL game and did not record a tackle. He had 15 tackles for the Patriots last preseason before being cut.