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Derrick Deese

#5 TE,

Free Agent

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24 yrs


6'4'' / 235 lbs


San Jose State


Gets cut loose

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-02

Deese was waived by the Lions on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Deese spent time on Detroit's practice squad last season and signed a reserve/future deal with the team in January. However, the Lions have decided to go in a different direction. signing two other tight ends Wednesday, Darrell Daniels and Daniel Helm. Deese will now work to earn a new opportunity elsewhere.

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Passes physical

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-21

Deese (undisclosed) has been removed from the active/NFI list after passing his physical, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Deese's time on the active/NFI list was just one day, and he now looks ready for full-time action during traing camp. He is looking to earn a spot providing depth at tight end for the Lions in the upcoming season.

Placed on Active/NFI list

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-20

Deese was placed on the Active/NFI list by the Lions on Thursday.

Deese will remain eligible to practice and eventually play at any point this preseason as he nurses a non-football injury. With the Lions' first preseason contest coming Aug. 11 versus the Giants, the tight end has three weeks to get right before game action.

Inks futures deal

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

The Lions signed Deese to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Deese joined the Lions' practice squad after failing to make the team's initial 53-man roster, but he was cut again a week later. The undrafted tight end out of San Jose State caught 47 passes for 730 yards and four scores during his final collegiate campaign and, after signing a new contract, will have a chance to compete for a roster spot with the Lions throughout the offseason.

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