The Detroit Lions continue their busy offseason with yet another signing, with an eye on adding depth to the offensive line.
They’ve inked former Los Angeles Chargers guard Kenny Wiggins, who started all 16 games at right guard last season.
Wiggins, 29, is an undrafted rookie out of Fresno State who entered the NFL in 2011 with the San Francisco 49ers after briefly spending time with the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad. He’s spent the last four years with the Chargers, and helped them finish with an NFL-low 18 sacks.
The 6’7, 314 lb Wiggins is originally from Elk Grove, California.
BONUS CONTENT – LIONS DROP ERIC EBRON
The Detroit Lions have decided to cut ties with the former first-round pick, tight end Eric Ebron. Ebron was scheduled to make 8.25 million this coming season.
During his time in Detroit, Ebron has underachieved, to say the least. The Lions trying to move on from Ebron has been no secret. In hopes of finding Ebron a new home, Detroit started looking for trade partners before last season’s trade deadline. It was also reported that the Lions made last-ditch efforts to find a possible trade destination for Ebron during this year’s NFL combine, which they were unable to do.
By releasing Ebron before 4 pm on Wednesday, which is the official start of the new league year, the Lions will have a nice chunk of money added to their books. With Darren Fells leaving town on a three-year, $12 million dollar deal from Cleveland, Detroit only has one player at the tight end position currently on the roster who actually played last season, Michael Roberts. Roberts was drafted last season out of Toledo, in the fourth round.
In 2014 Ebron was selected 10th overall and was picked ahead of superstars, Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Donald. A fact Lions fans will never get over.
Ebron who turns 25 in April finishes his Lions career with 186 receptions for 2070 yards and 11 touchdowns.