Ex-Vikes RB Asiata Agrees to Deal With Lions – After not signing a running back during free agency or drafting one out of college, the Detroit Lions finally signed another running back Friday night, agreeing to a one-year deal with Matt Asiata. Asiata’s agent confirmed the deal to ESPN on Saturday. The Associated Press first reported the signing Friday night. Asiata, 29, had an extended tryout with the team during rookie minicamp two weeks ago and the Lions didn’t initially sign him. After the first week of OTAs, though, the team made a move.