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Lions sign former Auburn LB Tre’ Williams

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Auburn v Central Florida

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Tre’ Williams #30 of the Auburn Tigers tackles Adrian Killins Jr. #9 of the UCF Knights in the first half during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The Lions added a linebacker to their offseason roster.

The team announced that Tre’ Williams will be part of their 90-man roster. Williams went undrafted out of Auburn in 2018 and spent last year working in the school’s recruiting department while recovering from a shoulder injury.

Williams had reached agreement with the Jets on a free agent contract last year, but the injury kept it from being finalized. He played in 47 games at Auburn, where he was a teammate of Lions 2018 second-round pick Kerryon Johnson and a second-team All-SEC pick in his final year.

Williams had 188 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks during his time at Auburn.

The Lions have their top three linebackers -- Devon Kennard, Christian Jones and Jarrad Davis -- under contract for 2019. Eli Harold and Kelvin Sheppard are the only members of the 2018 group headed for free agency this offseason.