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How Idonije landed in Detroit

Israel Idonije, a solid player for the Bears the past nine seasons, signed with the Lions today. We outline how he ended up in Detroit and what this means for the Bears going forward.

In 2004, the Chicago Bears signed Israel Idonije off the practice squad of the Cleveland Browns. The former undrafted free agent out of Manitoba played sparingly for the Bears his first six years in the Windy City, serving as a rotational defensive lineman and special teams player. Yet in 2010, he was finally given the opportunity to be the full-time starter at defensive end. He rewarded the...

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