The Detroit Lions announced that they have signed CB Raysean Pringle.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) April 18, 2018
Contract details were not disclosed.
Pringle was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Southern Utah in 2017 and spent time with both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers on their practice squads.
Interestingly, Pringle played in 33 games as a running back and sparingly at wide receiver while in college before being converted to a corner at the next level.
During his time at Southern Utah, he accumulated 1,130 yards on 228 carries with 14 touchdowns.
Pringle also participated in the “Spring League” this offseason. The developmental league was comprised of four teams and only played two games. It received some publicity mostly due to the fact that former Heisman-winner, Johnny Manziel, suited up.
The Lions must have liked what Pringle presented with his opportunity. He did happen to come away with an interception as seen below:
— The Spring League (@TheSpringLeague) April 7, 2018
At the very least, he is a great athlete. The 5-foot-11, 192-pounder ran a 4.42 in the pre-draft process a year ago.
He will compete for a roster spot, more likely a practice squad candidate–if he can continue to develop.