The Detroit Lions reportedly agreed to terms Wednesday with former Seahawks defensive lineman Jason Jones. Jones has the versatility to play either defensive end or defensive tackle. He provides insurance if Cliff Avril leaves in free agency.
Big names and big bucks make headlines in free agency, but Pete Prisco says it's little-known, high-value players like CB Greg Toler who can make a huge impact. He runs down the top under-the-radar guys.
It's been over two years since Lions DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen played in the only game of his NFL career, but he could get the chance to double that total Sunday against the Bears thanks to another D-line injury for Detroit.
It's been a decade since the NFL disbanded the NFC Central division that the Lions used to call home, but Detroit coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't be out of line if he compared his team's mounting injury concerns this season to the Central's old "Black and Blue Division" nickname.
Like many NFL teams, the Lions' attitude when it comes to injuries calls for the "next man up" to be able to fill the injured player's place on the depth chart. At the rate Lions starters are getting banged up, however, there aren't many healthy men left in the locker room.