REPORT: Lions to sign tight end Jesse James

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Jesse James #81 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a 8 yard touchdown reception during the third quarter in the game against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions will reportedly sign free agent tight end Jesse James.

James, 24, has played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Penn State alum has 120 receptions with 1,189 yards and nine touchdowns in 56 career games over four seasons.  The 6'7" 261 pound Pennsylvania native has 36 career starts.

In 2018, James had 423 yards with 30 receptions and two touchdowns.  He is regarded as the best free agent tight end in 2019.

The signing can't become official until Wednesday.

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