Lions not hunting for big game, turn sights to Hynocerous

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Given the top-heavy nature of their salary cap situation, the Lions appear to be working the fringes of the free agent market.

According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, they’re hosting former Cowboys center Phil Costa today and Giants fullback Henry Hynoski Thursday.

Costa could help fill in on the line after the release of Leroy Harris. Hynoski, who wasn’t tendered as a restricted free agent, would offer something the Lions lack, a true thumper in the backfield.

After investing in Reggie Bush last offseason and keeping running back Joique Bell off the market with an extension, the Lions obviously want to offer some protection for the backfield under new coach Jim Caldwell.