When the Lions claimed Bill Nagy off waivers before the season last year they hoped he’d eventually compete for a starting guard or center spot once his surgically repaired ankle healed.
Unfortunately, that ankle never got healthy enough for Nagy to get on the field consistently and the team cut ties with the third-year pro out of Wisconsin Thursday.
The Lions liked Nagy’s versatility and the fact that he could play guard and center, but his ankle was obviously not at a point where the team thought he was going to be able to immediately help them.
Nagy hasn’t played since the 2011 season, when he started four games at guard for the Dallas Cowboys.
This increases the likelihood that third-round pick Larry Warford will eventually win the right guard spot and Dominic Raiola will play center.
Warford will have competition from Dylan Gandy, Rodney Austin, Leroy Harris and others in camp, though. All three can play center, too.
The release of Nagy opens up a roster spot, which could be filled by one of the defensive tackles — Justin Bannan, Rocky Bernard or John Drew — the Lions hosted this week.
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