Four Free Agents the Detroit Lions Should Consider

3 of 5

Jermaine Gresham

Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) makes a catch while being tackled by Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe I missed something. How is this guy still on the market? At only 27 years old, Gresham still has plenty left in the tank and the Lions have a need.

I’m still on the side of the fence that doesn’t see Brandon Pettigrew making the 53 man roster. Bringing Gresham in helps everyone from Matthew Stafford to Eric Ebron. The two-time Pro Bowler instantly makes the Lions that much more of a threat on offense. The plus is that his injury history is nearly clean.

I don’t like to play the crazy wanting fan. But this makes too much sense to ignore. The Lions could drop Pettigrew and have themselves a contingency plan if Ebron doesn’t improve.

Next: Joe McKnight?