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Kashama Signs With Detroit

The former Eastern Michigan defensive end Kalonji Kashama signs with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent.

Kashama is the last of four brothers to play college football at the FBS-level and professionally. The other three, Alain (Michigan 1999-2003), Hakeem (UConn 1999-2003) and Fernand (Western Michigan 2004-'08) all played professionally in the Canadian Football League after college, making Kalonji the first to be with an NFL team, even though he was the 27th overall pick by Ottawa right before his final season at Eastern Michigan.

In three years at EMU, Kashama has played in 35 games, making 90 total tackles (16.5 for loss) and ten sacks. In 2013, Kashama led the team with nine tackles for loss for 49 yards, 10 QB hurries and a pair of forced fumbles.