Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Morning Roar: Lions looking at LBs?
By Michael Rothstein
Good morning and ROOOOAARRR!!!!
One of the areas on the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster where they could use an improvement is numbers is at linebacker. Last week, they officially re-signed Rocky McIntosh, who was brought back when running back Montell Owens went on short-term injured reserve.
On Monday, a report from the National Football Post said the Lions brought in three free-agent linebackers for a workout: Stevenson Sylvester, Jason Williams and Doug Hogue.
The last name should be familiar to Lions fans. Hogue was taken by Detroit in the fifth round of the 2011 draft and played parts of two seasons for the Lions before ending up in Carolina the second half of last season.
Carolina waived him Aug. 31.
On Sunday, two of Detroit's three starting linebackers -- Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy -- played all 55 snaps. The third, Ashlee Palmer, played 33 of 55. The only other linebacker to see any time on defense was McIntosh, who played four defensive snaps, according to game logs.
So it could make sense to take a look at some guys if they can.
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