According to his agent, Ryan Grant will be visiting the Lions on Monday. Grant played a pivotal role in Green Bay’s Super Bowl run before sustaining an ankle injury in 2010. Since then, Grant’s production in Green Bay has significantly decreased. Grant, who is 29, is out to prove he still has gas left in the tank.
The Lions’ running backs were plagued by injuries last year so it makes since they are interested in signing Grant, but don’t expect him to play a big role in if he signs with the Lions. View the Lions interest in Grant as an insurance policy in case Jahvid Best or Mikel Leshoure suffer injuries this season.
If Best and Leshoure get bit by the injury bug again, the Lions will have Kevin Smith and Ryan Grant (if he signs) to form a formidable backfield to help the Lions make a deep playoff run. Signing Grant could be a very good move for the Lions, providing them with depth at a position they didn’t have much depth in last season.
Hopefully Best and Leshoure have very productive and injury free seasons, but if they don’t, the Lions should still have a productive backfield with Kevin Smith and Ryan Grant.