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 coaches challenged defensive tackle Caraun Reid to add strength and muscle to his frame this offseason, and it appears he's answered that challenge.
All signs point to Travis Swanson taking over as starting center, but Swanson isn’t making a snap judgement about where he stands in the competition.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from Wednesday's OTA practice including Kellen Moore's second-team reps, depth at running back and more.
You submitted questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskALion, Tori Petry asked them. In this episode, DT Haloti Ngata talks about his favorite things about Detroit and how he's fitting in with the team.
Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin discusses his defense being a head of where they were last year and a number of his players improving in the offseason.