Lions sign free agent running back Stevan Ridley

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DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent running back Stevan Ridley.

Ridley announced the news on his Instagram page Friday afternoon.

"I can't be happier for another shot to tote this pill and showcase the gifts I've been truly blessed with," Ridley wrote. "Detroit, I've got a surprise for you this year, I promise."

Ridley was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2011, where he spent four seasons. He spent 2015 with the New York Jets.

Ridley has totaled 2,907 yards and 22 touchdowns in 60 career games.

The Lions released running back Joique Bell at the end of the 2015-16 season. Ridley will likely join a crowded backfield with Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah, likely as a pass catching threat out of the backfield.

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