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Former Hokie, Nick Becton, Signs With Lions

The Lions are the fifth team for offensive tackle.

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Former Virginia Tech tackle, Nick Becton, has signed a deal to play with the Detroit Lions according to Ian Rapoport.

Becton entered the N.F.L. in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. He originally signed with the San Diego, but has made stops in New York, Chicago, and New Orleans in his brief career. Between shuffling from the practice squad to the active squad, Becton has had trouble sticking a permanent gig. Becton certainly has the size at 6’6”, but was a bit of a late bloomer at Virginia Tech. He didn’t get his first start until his senior year. He started 13 games in 2012, seeing action in 45 for his career. He was a special team performer at Virginia Tech, first getting on the field with Coach Beamer’s Pride and Joy. Gobbler Country will keep you updated if Becton makes the final roster, and will be rooting for him and the other Hokies in the N.F.L.