PRO:Began his NFL career on the Detroit Lions practice squad in 2012.
COLLEGE:A two-time first team All-Mountain West selection, Messina finished his career with the Lobos as the Mountain West all-time leader in tackles with 454, as well as third on the school’s career tackles list.
2011:First team All- Mountain West after leading the conference in tackles with 142 for the third-consecutive season, also finishing tied for sixth nationally.
2010:Second team All-Mountain West.
2009:Named first team All-Mountain West in addition to Honorable Mention All-America recognition by both CollegeFootballNews.com and SI.com.
2008:Made his lone start in week six at Wyoming as a redshirt freshman and had 35 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks on the season.
Cornerback Alex Carter is happy to be back on the field with his teammates, taking reps at both outside corner and in the slot.
After playing primarily in a backup role in Buffalo, defensive tackle Stefan Charles is hoping to be more of a difference-maker in Detroit.
Tori Petry gives you the highlights from Thursday's OTA, including who was missing, Levy's return, and how the team is using first-round pick Taylor Decker.