Source: Lions agree with Ciurciu

Updated: October 22, 2009, 11:50 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Detroit Lions used their bye week to juggle their roster and added linebacker Vinny Ciurciu to help out on special teams.

According to a source, Ciurciu agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday night. The 29-year-old linebacker will be joining his fifth team.

He was most recently with the New England Patriots, who signed him in May but let him go in their final cuts. He has also been with the Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings.

Ciurciu has started seven games during his eight-year NFL career, but he is best known as being a top special teams player.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer