The NFL free agency frenzy is upon us, and though the Lions haven’t been involved in any blockbuster moves Tuesday, there have been reports surrounding the team.
A league source confirmed that former Panthers tackle/guard Geoff Schwartz will visit the Lions on Friday.
Schwartz, 25, started all 16 games for the Panthers in 2010 . He missed all of last season with a hip injury and was not offered a restricted free agent tender by the Panthers.
The Lions are in need of younger talent and depth along the offensive line.
Jason Cole of YahooSports.com reported Tuesday that former Redskins free agent safety LaRon Landry is garnering interest from the Lions, Eagles, Jets and Bears, and could visit each organization.
Landry has struggled with injuries the last two seasons, starting just 17 games over that period.
As far as their own free agents, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the 49ers, Redskins and Buccaneers are making a push to sign free agent cornerback Eric Wright.
Wright started every game for the Lions last season and finished with 74 tackles, four interceptions and one forced fumble after signing a one-year deal before the season.
There were also several reports out of New York that Lions back-up quarterback Drew Stanton is planning to visit the Jets this week.
Free agency is certainly upon us.
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