Detroit Lions sign offensive tackle Luke Marquardt


Free agent offensive tackle Luke Marquardt has signed with the Detroit Lions. Marquardt, who has never appeared in a regular season NFL game, hails from Sammamish, Washington.

Marquardt played his college ball at division two’s Azusa Pacific University. His NFL career began with the San Francisco 49ers, who he signed with as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He did not play his senior year of college while recovering from a foot injury, and spent the entirety of his rookie season in the NFL on the non-football injury list. After injuring his foot a second time, he was released by the 49ers in 2014.

Listed a six-feet eight-inches tall and 315 pounds, Marquardt was with the New York Jets earlier this offseason as well.