Lions, DT Justin Bannan to meet


The Lions will host free agent defensive tackle Justin Bannan on Monday, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reported Friday.

Bannan, 34, made 15 starts for the Broncos in 2012, notching 42 tackles.

The Lions’ interest in Bannan makes sense, as new defensive line coach Jim Washburn likes to rotate linemen. Also, the Lions could perhaps use one more experienced tackle. In Detroit, Bannan would likely project as one of the top two interior linemen behind Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.

Bannan (6-3, 312) is entering his 12th NFL season. He’s played for Buffalo (2002-2005), Baltimore (2006-2009), St. Louis (2011) and Denver (2010, 2012).