Detroit Lions sign OT Matt Nelson

The Detroit Lions have announced that they have re-signed offensive tackle, Matt Nelson. Nelson joined the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2019, initially playing as a defensive lineman before transitioning to the offensive line. In his career so far, Nelson has made 12 starts and played in 40 games. The terms of the new contract were not disclosed.

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Key Points:

  • The Lions have re-signed OT Matt Nelson
  • Nelson joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2019
  • He has made 12 starts and played in 40 games
  • The terms of the new contract were not disclosed

Big Picture: Detroit Lions add depth by signing Matt Nelson

The Lions' decision to re-sign Nelson is significant because it adds depth to the team's offensive line. As the team continues to rebuild, securing players like Nelson helps strengthen the team's overall depth on the offensive line. With Nelson's signing, the Lions now have 11 offensive linemen in their roster, including four offensive tackles – Penei Sewell, Taylor Decker, Matt Nelson, and Obinna Eze. The Lions are expected to add more offensive linemen via the draft or free agency.

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