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Detroit Lions sign two defensive players including former Bethune Cookman DE

Today the Detroit Lions signed linebacker Justin Cherocci the former Central Michigan standout and former Buffalo Bills and small school defensive end Erik Williams.

Williams recorded 33 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks for Bethune-Cookman last season. 

The 6-3, 270-pound Williams, who spent time with the Buffalo Bills in the offseason, is the son of Lee Williams, an 11-year NFL veteran who played for the San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers.

Williams will wear number 67 while Cherocci will wear 51.

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