The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with veteran tackle Corey Hilliard on Friday, according to ESPN. The re-signing could signal the departure of starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus. If Cherilus does not return to Detroit, Hilliard could compete with Jason Fox for the starting spot.
The Lions' current five-game losing streak eliminated them from playoff contention, leaving the opportunity to build momentum for the 2013 season as the team's sole focus over their last three games. To win, Detroit must correct key issues that have plagued the team in recent weeks.