The Detroit Lions add depth to their defensive line. Signing defensive tackles Akeem Spence and Cornelius Washington. The moves were made earlier today, shortly after releasing linebacker DeAndre Levy.
Akeem Spence, 25, was a rotational player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past four seasons. He is set to play a huge role in the rotation for the Lions and ,potentially, compete for a starting position come training camp.
Cornelius Washington, 27, was a solid lineman/linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Coming from a division rival, Washington has some insight on what it takes to win in the division. When training camp rolls around, he should be poised to compete for a rotational spot.
General Manager Bob Quinn continues to do what he did last season, and sign guys that build to the team’s depth; continuing the process of adding players that Head Coach Jim Caldwell can plug and play on the roster. The Lions look to be finished with the splash signings, and now turn their focus to signing the right guys to fill in the roster.