The Lions are adding much-needed help to the backfield.
Asiata was signed by Minnesota as an undrafted free agent in 2012. In five seasons, he rushed for 1,259 yards on 361 carries and 18 touchdowns.
Asiata should be a nice addition to Detroit’s struggling rushing game. The Lions finished No. 30 in the NFL in rushing yards last season. He will compete with Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington for a roster spot behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick.