Football

Pritchett stays put with Lions

The Detroit Lions re-signed unrestricted free-agent defensive tackle Kelvin Pritchett to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Pritchett, a 12-year NFL veteran, has spent the last four seasons with the Lions.

He signed a similar contract before the 2002 season, then posted 54 tackles -- 37 solo -- and recovered one fumble.

The 6-3, 319-pounder, who was chosen by Dallas in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft, moved to Detroit in a trade a day later.

After four seasons with the Lions, he spent the next four with Jacksonville (1995-98) and re-signed with Detroit in 1999.

In Pritchett's 12 seasons in the league, he has amassed 550 career tackles, 30 1/2 sacks, six fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one interception.

While playing with Jacksonville, he was one of five players to start all 16 games with the club during its inaugural season in 1995.

He also recorded a career-high 101 tackles.

Pritchett spent his collegiate career playing at Ole Miss and was first-team All-SEC during his senior season in 1990.

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