4 players Detroit Lions could consider adding to bolster their offensive line depth

Offensive line depth is a problem for the Detroit Lions, and one of these four players could help.
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4. Justin Pugh

Pugh should be, and appears to be, fully healthy after a torn ACL shortened his 2022 season with the Arizona Cardinals. He also appears dead-set on signing with the New York Giants, the team that drafted him in 2013. But they did not sign him after a workout last week as they dealt with some key offensive line injuries, and they simply may not.

Pugh brings experience (obviously), and versatility to the mix as he has played every offensive line spot except center in his career. It was reported in August he had spoken with six teams, so it may be time to turn back to one of them if the Giants are dragging their feet and he wants to sign badly enough.

The Lions may or may not have been one of those other five teams Pugh spoke to. But in terms of versatile, experienced depth, there aren't many better options out there.

3. Joe Haeg

After he played just one offensive snap for them last season, the Browns released Haeg in June. He has bounced around the league the last few years, from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021 to the Browns last year.

His most notable stint came with the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him in 2016 and he started 35 games for over his first three seasons.

Haeg has played every offensive line spot except center in his career, and all at a steady, respectable level according to PFF grades. He looks like an easy upgrade for the Lions' backup situation, and it's a little weird he's still available a month into the regular season.