Savannah State running back signs with Lions

The Columbus Lions announced the signing of running back Chad Cone on Monday.

Cone, 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, is a graduate of Savannah State, where he played for three seasons. Cone had 282 rushes for 1,388 yards with eight touchdowns and added 36 catches for 516 yards with two touchdowns as a receiver in 27 career games.

He is a native of Waycross, Ga., and attended Ware County High School.

Cone attended the Georgia Force training camp last year before being released at their final cut.