According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, the Detroit Lions have signed Florida State Seminoles fullback Chad Abram to a free agent deal as they try to add some more depth to their backfield.
After playing safety for the majority of his career with the Seminoles, Abram moved to the fullback position prior to his junior season, and during Florida State’s run to the national title last season, he took over as the starter following the departure of Lonnie Pryor to graduation.
In his one year as the starting fullback, Abram finished up with 29 yards on just seven carries with no touchdowns, as well as nine catches for 73 yards and a score.
However, no catch he made the entire year was bigger than the one he made against the Auburn Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game.
Abram might not be the best runner that you can find, however the 6’2″ 230-pounder is one of the better blockers that you can find, and in regards to helping keep Matthew Stafford off the ground and healthy for the next few years, the Lions not may be able to find anyone better.