Detroit’s Free Agency: What Recent Transactions Tell About the Team
As free agency continues this week, a number of moves have affected the Lions. They brought back a familiar face, yet missed out on a potential target. With the draft quickly approaching, the market for veterans has almost entirely dried up, so they might have to wait to boost their roster.
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Lions Bring Back Armonty Bryant
The Lions continue to throw bodies at their defensive line in hopes of finding starters. They re-signed rotational defensive end Armonty Bryant, a waiver acquisition from last year. Despite only appearing in five games, Bryant finished the year with 3 sacks, good for third on the team. His two suspensions in a short career are cause for concern, but when on the field, the former Brown has shown promise. Detroit signed Cornelius Washington earlier in the month to build on a weak group.
Titans Sign Tim Lelito
Detroit brought former Saint, Tim Lelito, in for a visit last week. Unfortunately, they could not reach a deal with the versatile offensive lineman. Lelito signed with the Titans earlier this week. Byron Bell, ironically a former Titan, presents a nice fallback option for the Lions to target. Bell, like Lelito, has experience at both guard and tackle.
Tyrunn Walker Joins the Rams
As the defensive line shuffles around, former Lion Tyrunn Walker signed with the Rams. Walker underwhelmed with his short stint in Detroit, as he failed to record a sack in two years. With the additions of Jordan Hill and Akeem Spence, an abundance of defensive tackles already exists on the roster.