Lions Sign Two Players, Cut Vaughn Martin

The Lions have maxed out their roster at 90 players by adding two and releasing one. According to Tim Twentyman of (via Twitter), edge defender Kalonji Kashama and wide receiver Cody Wilson will take the final two spots on the 90-man roster, while defensive lineman Vaughn Martin will be cut to make room.

Martin signed a two-year, $4MM deal with the Dolphins in March of 2013, but underwent surgery for a sports hernia and was released by the team early in the ’13 season. The 28-year-old, who previously spent four seasons with the Chargers, inked a minimum salary deal with the Lions earlier this offseason, but failed to last even until training camp. He’ll come away with the $65K bonus he earned at the time of his signing, as well as modest workout bonuses for his participation in the team’s offseason program.

As for Kashama and Wilson, both players are local products — Kashama played his college ball at Eastern Michigan, while Wilson attended Central Michigan. Both players figure to be long shots to earn spots on the team’s regular-season roster.

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