Michael Brockers was cut by the Detroit Lions in February, and in his search for a new team he has gotten a workout with the Tennessee Titans.
The Detroit Lions kicked off their offseason moves by making the expected move releasing Michael Brockers in February. He has remained available since, and according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC the veteran defensive tackle recently had a workout with the Tennessee Titans.
The Lions acquired Brockers in the lower profile of their two trades with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021. He started 16 games in his first season as a Lion, with one sack and 52 total tackles as his snap counts waned a little bit over the course of the season.
The reduction in Brockers' role came to full fruition last season. After the Week 6 bye he played in just one game (12 snaps in Week 11 against the New York Giants). He embraced a behind the scenes leadership role, and that role was and has been openly lauded by Lions head coach Dan Campbell.
But on the field, it was not necessarily a coincidence that the Lions' defense was notably better against the run for much of the rest of the season after the bye. With Brockers as a healthy scratch.
Michael Brockers may have something to offer in the right situation
Prior to last season, Brockers played and started at least 14 games every season from 2013-2021. Include his 2012 rookie season with the Rams, he never played less than 13 games or started less than 12 in the first 10 seasons of his career.
Not playing next to Aaron Donald anymore clearly reduced Brockers' effectiveness in 2021, but the Lions had few options to go to. When they had options last year, no time was wasted to take him off the field.
It's fair to wonder if Brockers' playing career is over. But it appears he's not ready to retire, and maybe he finds the right situation somewhere.