Depth on the defensive line has been a strength of the Lions in recent years, but that may no longer be the case when free agency begins.
Lions defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill has at least four teams interested in him but hasn’t heard from the Lions, Anwar S. Richardson of MLive.com reports.
The 6-foot-4, 329-pound Hill has been an important part of the Lions’ defensive tackle rotation, but with the Lions having spent first-round draft picks on starters Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, it’s not surprising that the Lions don’t think they can devote major resources to a backup at the position. And if Hill already has four suitors, it probably wouldn’t be cheap to keep him.
Hill is one of five Lions defensive linemen who are unrestricted free agents this year: The Lions could also lose defensive end Cliff Avril, defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, defensive end Lawrence Jackson and defensive tackle Corey Williams.