Lions pile up the frequent flier miles

Now that the Detroit Lions no longer have first dibs on players who are waived by other teams, they need to get their players not simply by picking through other teams’ trash, but by breaking out the elbow grease.

On Tuesday, the Lions brought in a whopping eleven players for a look-see.

Eleven.

Per a league source, they were running back Aveion Cason, cornerback Travis Daniels, defensive tackle Chuck Darby, cornerback Demarcus Faggins, defensive back Isaiah Gardner, receiver Taurus Johnson, safety Stuart Schweigert, receiver Derek Stanley, running back Kenny Watson, cornerback DeAngelo Willingham, and cornerback DeAndre Wright.

In the end, the Lions signed Darby and cut cornerback Marcus McCauley, a 2007 third-round pick of the Vikings who was cut before the season and claimed by the Lions.