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Report: Lions, Justin Bannan strike a deal


One of the best remaining unsigned defensive linemen now has a new home.

The Lions and tackle Justin Bannan have reached a deal, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reported Thursday.

Bannan, 34, recorded 42 tackles and started 15 regular-season games for Denver in 2012. He visited the Lions earlier in the summer.

Bannan (6-3, 312) has started 14 games in each of the last three seasons, but he’ll likely be one of the Lions’ top tackles behind the starting tandem of Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh.

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8 Responses to “Report: Lions, Justin Bannan strike a deal”
  1. staffordsyear says: Aug 15, 2013 8:26 PM


  2. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 15, 2013 8:46 PM

    A laughable signing.

  3. bloomer006999999 says: Aug 15, 2013 9:07 PM

    More Kitty scraps.

    Oh, well …

  4. rhabdodontidae says: Aug 15, 2013 9:59 PM

    This guy has had a respectable career.

    Not a Pro Bowl talent, but understated contributions to some good defenses.

  5. irvin12589 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:25 AM

    Makes sense, Detroit loves to rotate lineman and keep everyone fresh, this is a DEEP D-line

  6. mattjay0101 says: Aug 16, 2013 8:01 AM

    The lions STILL suck so badly that they made the re-re-rebuilding Cleveland Browns look like a playoff contender on Thursdays preseason game.

    The secret’s out Detroit….all a team has to do is give Calvin all the yards he wants and proceed to shredding the worst secondary in sports history.
    rinse, repeat.

  7. Robinson says: Aug 16, 2013 9:11 AM

    Martin Mayhew : defensive linemen :: Matt Millen : wide receivers

    Honestly, that’s great guys. You have nine starting-caliber defensive tackles and ends. Can any of them play cornerback?

  8. timmmah10 says: Aug 16, 2013 9:12 AM

    “one of the best remaining unsigned…” That’s not saying much…

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