Detroit Lions tight ends Eric Ebron and Jordan Thompson (82) run through a drill during the final day of NFL football minicamp Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Duane Burleson
June 13, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions signed first-round pick Eric Ebron to a four year contract Friday.

The North Carolina tight end was selected No. 10 overall.

Detroit drafted the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Ebron to give Matthew Stafford another option in a potentially potent offense. The Lions also have receivers Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, tight ends Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria along with running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell and a solid offensive line.

The Lions wrapped up mandatory minicamp on Thursday and will return for training camp in late July.



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