Westbrook's Trevor Bates is back on a NFL roster. The former UMaine linebacker earned a spot with the Detroit Lions and their new head coach, former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

Two years ago, Bates was on the Patriots practice squad during their Super Bowl run. Last year, he spent time on the NY Giants practice squad.

Bates was the leading tackler on Lions special teams during preseason.

Here who's in and out with Lions linebackers...

Linebacker (7): Jarrad Davis, Devon Kennard, Christian Jones, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Miles Killebrew, Eli Harold, Trevor Bates
Out: Jonathan Freeny, Freddie Bishop, Darnell Sankey, Chad Meredith

NOTE: Former Black Bears offensive lineman Jamil Demby has earned a spot on the LA Rams 53-man roster. The rookie is one of eight linemen the Rams kept for opening day...Former UMaine defensive lineman Pat Ricard will return for a second season with the Baltimore Ravens. He plays fullback and some defensive line for the Ravens.

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