Four Free Agents the Detroit Lions Should Consider

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Nate Garner

Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins center Nate Garner (75) during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Miami 19 to 0. of injuries Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

First thing we know is that LaAdrian Waddle and Cornelius Lucas are the guys at the right tackle spot. In 2014 the Lions suffered a great deal of injuries at the position. With Waddle coming off a season ending injury and Lucas suffering an injury during OTA’s, security has to be a must in 2015.

Enter Nate Garner. While Garner is 30 years old, he’s been proven stop-gap in the NFL before. He’s also a guy that can slide over to guard if needed as most of his career starts come at guard. Garner can also play special teams. Garner is probably best known for his small role in the Dolphins bullying case, taking on some of the bullying himself.

Garner would fit right in with a much more mature Detroit Lions team. While he won’t be an upgrade or a down grade, he certainly can be someone who can provide depth and play right away if needed.

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