Morning Roar: How Fluellen returned

The Lions, lying in wait for this new year ...

Defensive tackle Andre Fluellen has spent the large part of his career bouncing between the Detroit Lions and not being on a team. So when he ended up as a free agent again after the 2013 season, he once again hoped to be returning for yet another stint with the Lions.

It took a few weeks after free agency started, but eventually Fluellen was brought back for yet another round with Detroit.

"When I first talked to Coach [Jim] Caldwell, I really just enjoyed the conversation just first as a person and then as a football coach," Fluellen said Monday. "Just felt like, I've been here long enough, it's just kind of home, my second home. So I really wanted to come back and when they gave me the opportunity, that was exciting.

"I didn't tell them that, how excited I was. But I was excited to be back here."

Fluellen said other teams reached out to him, but he had already decided he wanted to return to Detroit if that was an option, which it ended up being. Mostly a rotational player, Fluellen had three tackles last season.

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