Source: Panthers T/G Geoff Schwartz to visit Lions; Wright, Stanton garnering interest

Posted by ttwentyman on March 13, 2012 – 7:51 pm

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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13 Responses to “Source: Panthers T/G Geoff Schwartz to visit Lions; Wright, Stanton garnering interest”

  1. By robert on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    We need to step into the market and grab the best ot on the market

  2. By Arnold on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Eric Wright was solid. And Stanton to Jets? Ughh then I’ll have 2 reasons to hate him instead of 1 that balances out with being a Lion. Spartans suck :P

  3. By Derrick on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Eric Wright would be nice to have back although he was caught out of position from time to time, he was still playing from whistle to whistle and that’s what my Coach always asked of us when I played. Stanton is a good fit for the Lions. When Stanton played for MSU he had no offensive line yet he still set the just about every passing record for the Spartans to include rushing yards by a quarterback because when nobody was open he could scramble out of the pocket to extend plays and when nobody was open again he would run. He is a good backup who has not been given a chance. I AM A WOLVERINES FAN AND EVEN I KNOW HE IS A GOOD QB GIVEN THE CHANCE.

  4. By Bob Villain on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Free Agency isn’t upon us, it is happening to US . Make a move already, keep our own instead of just filling a roster.

  5. By russbell on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    no not eric wright we can not afford to lose him we are too thin at
    corner back now if we lose him it will be just like last year
    come on detroit sign him a 40 year fan russ

  6. By dcleve126 on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    well the way that secondary played while he was good, his good could be another players worse lets get young and teach our own through draft

  7. By elReydeLeon on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    We are not losing a great deal with Erik Wright leaving and I’m pretty sure his new team will find that out soon enough.

  8. By ed rockinger on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    yup and they already report that wright has reached a deal with the bucs !

  9. By LizardKing on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    Wright leaving is not THAT bad. He was okay, but he got burned alot anyway. It could be nice to get Landry back there with Delmas. Whether he played a full season or not, he could help Delmas alot probably. We need to jump in and grab the best OL or CB available, and then draft the opposite of what we sign. Oh yeah, RESIGN TULLOCH!!!

  10. By Dustin on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    Arnold you sound like a typical wal-mart wolverine buuuut yeah Stanton could start somewhere and be decent, he deserves a shot!

  11. By Woody Douglas on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    One flaw with the Lions defense model is the back end and linebackers. No matter how good the front four is,how fast they get to the QB. you need to have a decent CBs, to cover. Our’s were so so at best that is why our last 2 games in 2011 was dismal,90 points, front end had decent games not their best, the back end was shit!!!!!!!!!!!! Need free agents and drafting CBs, and faster LBs.

  12. By brian on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    WE NEED BETTER CORNERS .THE WHOLE BACK END WAS THE WEAK POINT LAST YEAR.IF WRIGHT WAS THE BEST WE HAD THEN WE BETTER GET SOME REAL HELP BACK THERE.90 POINTS SCORED ON THEM BY A 2ND STRING QB TELLS YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.WE NEED REAL HELP IN THE BACK END.

  13. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    I wish Drew the best in the world!

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