Oct, 10, 2010; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) and Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Geoff Schwartz (74) fight for position. The Bears defeated the Panthers 23-6 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Lose out on Geoff Schwartz to Vikings


Free agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz had a good visit with the Detroit Lions but he left without a contract and has agreed to a deal. To add insult to injury, he’ll play within the division with the Minnesota Vikings.

In the end the Lions just didn’t have as appealing of a situation. The Lions return their entire offensive line while the Vikings are looking for two new guards. One opportunity may have been an up-hill battle while the other had a clear path towards playing time.

As a former full-time starter, it isn’t surprising that Schwartz made the decision he did. That’s the way it goes.

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