Data Scout Notes: 2013: 2ndC...2012: NA...2011: NA
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Draft Scout Khyri Thornton News
03/10/17 - DT Khyri Thornton signed with the Lions on Thursday. Terms weren't disclosed.
Thornton, 27, had 24 tackles and one forced fumbles in 19 career games (six starts) in two seasons with the Lions.
10/24/16 - DT Khyri Thornton was credited with just two tackles Sunday, but he deserves an assist on one of the Lions' biggest defensive plays for the second time this year. Thornton got a big enough initial push that he pushed Washington center Spencer Long back onto Kirk Cousins' foot, causing Cousins to lose his balance on a handoff that turned into a fumble. Earlier this year, Thornton had the rush that led to Devin Taylor's safety against the Tennessee Titans.
08/05/16 - DT Khyri Thornton has had a strong camp with the Lions after playing well in spot duty last year and is making a push for a roster spot even at a crowded position. Thornton is a disruptive player who the coaches are high on.
04/15/16 - DT Khyri Thornton, who was tendered as an exclusive-rights free agent by the Lions, was re-signed Friday (April 15).
10/23/15 - DT Khyri Thornton was claimed on waivers by the Lions from the Patriots Friday (Oct. 23). The Patriots had claimed Thornton off waivers from the Packers last month, then cut him 10 days later before bringing him back to the active roster on Oct. 1. Thornton had been on the Patriots practice squad since then before being waived.