The Lions got gashed to the tune of 143 yards by Saints backup running back Mike Bell two days ago.
Five days from now the Lions face Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson who, it would be safe to say, is a step up in class from Bell.
With that in mind, Detroit is flipping through their Rolodex (a reference as dead as “dropping a dime” or “get me rewrite”) trying to find someone to help up front.
According to John Niyo at the Detroit News they are hosting former Jaguars defensive end Paul Spicer today.
Cut by the Saints at the end of preseason, cut by Jacksonville back in February, the 34-year-old Spicer may not have much left. But the Lions — who allowed New Orleans to convert nearly 70 percent of their third downs the other day — can’t get stuck in second-and-2 all day against the Vikings and expect to win.
Having not won a game since 2007, Detroit probably isn’t exactly expecting to win anyway, but you know what we mean. Niyo says “nothing is imminent.”