Saints restricted free agent Anthony Hargrove concluded his visit with the Lions five days ago, and has not received an offer sheet from the team.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz sure sounds like he’d love to sign Hargrove to one.
“You know the guy he reminded me the most of — Kevin Carter,” said
Schwartz to MLive’s Tom Kowalski. “He’d probably
play end on first and second down and then rush from the inside on third
down. He’s still young. I think at some point he could be a full-time
tackle. What he is now is an end who moves down to a rush role. He’s a
really athletic guy. He would fit in both of those roles.”
Detroit has a chance to dramatically overhaul their defensive line this offseason by adding the No. 2 overall pick and Hargrove to acquisitions Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams. That haul would be pretty impressive and give the Lions a defensive identity.
The Lions have until April 15 to decide whether to sign Hargrove, which would cost them a third-round pick if the Saints chose not to match their offer.