Former football player signs with Detroit Lions


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Senior linebacker Nick Bellore looks on during CMU’s 13-10 loss against Temple on Thursday. Bellore suffered an injury to his right ankle in the first half, sidelining him for the rest of the game. He will try and practice for the first time today and is listed as ‘probable’ for Saturday’s game at Eastern Michigan.

Former Central Michigan linebacker Nick Bellore signed with the Detroit Lions Monday morning. 

Terms of the contract have not yet been released.

Bellore was a four-year starter at CMU from 2007-2010. He recorded 471 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, five interceptions and forced two fumbles during his tenure for the Chippewas.

The Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin native started his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2011. He played with the Jets through the 2014 season before signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015.

Bellore started ten games for the 49ers last season, totaling 82 tackles as well as one fumble recovery, one interception and a sack.

Now Bellore will compete to earn a starting linebacker position as the Lions only return Tahir Whitehead as a starter at linebacker from last season.



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