The Lions are adding much-needed help to the backfield.

Former Vikings running back Matt Asiata has agreed to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.

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.

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