Lions sign Nece

Published: August 31st, 2008
By Bucs Beat

It didn't take Ryan Nece long to find a new home.

The Bucs' linebacker signed with the Detroit Lions, less than a day after being released by Tampa Bay.

Nece won't need many introductions. Long-time Bucs defensive line coach Rod Marinelli is the Lions head coach. His son-in-law, Joe Barry, was Tampa Bay's linebackers coach and is the Lions' defensive coordinator.   

Former Bucs Brian Kelly, Dwight Smith, Dewayne White, Kalvin Pearson and Chartric Darby are on the Lions' roster.