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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Each week this season, tight end Dorin Dickerson would get in a car or on a plane, fly to some city in the United States and audition for a job. Then he'd leave, and the following Sunday sit in Pittsburgh with his friends, watching the NFL's Red Zone package as they continued to keep him confident as he waited for another shot in professional football.
That officially came Tuesday, when the Detroit Lions signed Dickerson to a contract.
"It gets hard," Dickerson said of the waiting to find a home. "Whenever you're going into your fourth year like me, and this is my fourth year, just bouncing around a little bit, it gets frustrating. You want to stick somewhere and contribute in a good role."
Now he'll get a chance to do that, especially if tight end Tony Scheffler remains out with a concussion.
It could help Dickerson, too, that he has some familiarity with the Lions staff. He played for them in the 2010 Senior Bowl -- as a wide receiver.
"But I always paid attention to what they did with the tight ends because I knew I wasn't really a receiver," Dickerson said. "I liked what they did there. It's going good this year with Joe [Fauria], with Brandon [Pettigrew] and them doing a great job."
And now a look at what is going on around the Interwebs with the Lions.
The NFL is reviewing a hit Ndamukong Suh delivered to Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden on Sunday.
The Lions linebackers are having a productive year, and cornerback Rashean Mathis is going to try and be available Sunday. The Lions moved up a spot in ESPN.com's Power Rankings, and Darius Slay is improving.
Lions president Tom Lewand isn't eyeing the playoffs yet, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.