The Detroit Lions have boosted their defensive line depth with the signing of defensive tackles John Drew and Justin Bannan.
Bannan agreed to terms with the team Thursday, but the move became official Friday after he completed a physical.
Bannan, 34, started 15 games for the Broncos last year — he had 42 tackles and four deflected passes.
Drew is a 6-foot-2, 330-pound undrafted free agent out of North Carolina Central. He worked out for the Lions before training camp, but did not sign at the time.
As an undrafted rookie, his deal is automatically a three-year deal, per the collective bargaining agreement.
Both players will now compete for playing time behind Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley.
Also on the roster at defensive tackle are: Andre Fluellen, Jimmy Saddler-McQueen and Ogemdi Nwagbuo.
The team released cornerback Conroy Black and defensive end Braylon Broughton to make room for Bannan and Drew on the 90-man roster.
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