The Detroit Lions are looking into adding some veteran depth on the offensive line.
The Detroit Lions signed offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz to a one-year deal, according reports Wednesday.
Schwartz joins the Lions following a two-year stint with the New York Giants (2014-15).
Because when healthy, Schwartz is one of the top guards in the game.
Schwartz, who’s now wrapping up his free-agent visit with team, is expected to be a backup interior lineman for the Lions this fall but could push young guards Laken Tomlinson and Larry Warford for playing time. After signing Darrin Walls earlier in the day, the Lions are continuing their search to upgrade the roster.
The biggest issues surrounding Schwartz is the long list of injuries suffered throughout his career.
Before signing a four-year, $16.8 million deal with the Giants, Schwartz was with the Chiefs in 2013, Vikings in 2012 and Panthers from 2008-11.
Schwartz had also drawn interest from the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. Schwartz could compete with Michael Ola and Lamar Holmes for the right tackle job, and if Schwartz has the potential to play center, he could give Travis Swanson some competition.