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.
The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they were awarded LB Jayson DiManche via waivers from Cincinnati and waived LB Dominique Tovell.
The Lions announced today that they have placed WR Corey Fuller and TE Brandon Pettigrew on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and waived CB Brandon McGee.
Head coach Jim Caldwell talks about the importance of the preseason game against the Bills when making final roster decisions as well as the development of several players.
Head coach Jim Caldwell and Lions players give their reactions to the news that retired Lion Calvin Johnson will be joining the Dancing with the Stars cast.