The Detroit Lions had a gaping hole at defensive end after losing both 2012 starters. Lawrence Jackson had played fairly well in a backup role for the team over the last couple seasons but Jackson and the Lions were not able to come to an agreement despite Jackson’s admission on twitter that the Lions had made an offer.
The Lions draft pick of Ziggy Ansah with the fifth overall pick closed that hole a bit but the writing was on the wall that Jackson was unlikely to return to the team when it was revealed that Ansah would wear 94 – the number previously worn by Jackson.
Now comes a report that Jackson has reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings.
AP source: DE Lawrence Jackson, former Lion and Seahawk, has agreed to one-year deal with Vikings
— Larry Lage (@LarryLage) April 26, 2013
While the timing comes across as interesting, Jackson and the Vikings agreed to the deal on Wednesday.
LoJack is one of the good guys and it will be tough to see him playing against the Lions for a division rival.