PRO: Played in the 2013 Detroit Lions' rookie minicamp.
COLLEGE: Started all 11 games on the Eagles' defensive front his senior season.
2011: Played in 10 games for the Eagles on the defensive front his junior season, including seven starts.
2010: Started all 11 games as a defensive lineman his sophomore season.
2009: Played in all 11 games as a defensive lineman, including 10 as a starter. Finished with 30 tackles (14 solo), including 4.5 hits for a loss with a sack.
2008: Redshirted. Listed as a reserve tight end, but did not play in first season at North Carolina Central.
PERSONAL: Attended Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, MD.
The Lions brought in six kickers for workouts this past week, but K David Akers says he will simply keep kicking until he's told not to
Calvin Johnson and Louis Delmas were back on the practice field Thursday for the Lions, but Reggie Bush sat out again with that calf injury
Barry Sanders was a member of five playoff teams over a seven-year stretch in the 1990s and says he likes the makeup and playoff potential of this current Lions squad
Tim Twentyman answers fan questions as the 7-5 Lions get set for a road matchup with the first-place Philadelphia Eagles
The Art of the Audible: Matthew Stafford talks to Tom Leyden about the keys to changing plays at the line of scrimmage based on what the defense presents.
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan on the offense executing effectively, the offensive line playing extremely well and being able to run the ball to finish out games.