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Lions sign offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts

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The Lions have signed an offensive lineman who’s gained some NFL experience in the last two years.

The club has added former Jets, Cowboys and Browns lineman J.B. Shugarts, according to the NFL’s Thursday transactions.

The 24-year-old Shugarts signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent in May 2012 and had a brief stint on the club’s practice squad during the 2012 regular season. He spent part of the 2013 offseason with the Cowboys but was waived in July. Shugarts spent the 2013 preseason with the Jets before being waived in the cut down to 53 players.

Shugarts (6-6, 305) has appeared in a combined eight preseason games in the last two seasons. He played collegiately at Ohio State, starting three seasons at right tackle.

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15 Responses to “Lions sign offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 3, 2014 7:01 PM

    Great athlete (TE in high school) but he never got drafted due to a lack of strength. Maybe he has been working on that for a while. His father started 1 game for the Steelers.

  2. bennyb82 says: Apr 3, 2014 7:04 PM

    I wonder what his nickname is?

  3. chicagosports2014 says: Apr 3, 2014 7:24 PM

    Yeah he look like a beast from the looks, of that pic

  4. sterlingrodgers says: Apr 3, 2014 7:48 PM

    Some good Peppers overpower sugart 99% of the time.

  5. singisking says: Apr 3, 2014 7:54 PM

    Mr. False Start at OSU

  6. buckeyebrownsfan says: Apr 3, 2014 8:13 PM

    Shame he couldn’t master the complexity of counting to two at tOSU.

  7. mazenblue says: Apr 3, 2014 8:46 PM

    Is anybody good that comes out of OSU?

  8. cruzer1996 says: Apr 3, 2014 8:47 PM

    He’s nice insurance because they just lost Jason Fox. Now they can head into the draft without needing one. If one is there (T), then they’ll take one in the mid to late rounds.

  9. waldman79 says: Apr 3, 2014 9:51 PM

    He’d be a better as a guard than tackle.

  10. staffordsyear says: Apr 3, 2014 10:52 PM

    Look at those sweet helmets, best in the league.

  11. lionsplayoffs says: Apr 3, 2014 11:30 PM

    The good news: it’s mathematically impossible for him to be injured more often than Jason Fox.

  12. steveb9995 says: Apr 4, 2014 1:33 PM

    Another camp body.

  13. nufan3303 says: Apr 5, 2014 3:16 AM

    Good luck with all that Detroit. As a Buckeye fan, I unfortunately had to hear “false start, offense, number 76” more times than I care to remember. More often than not, it was on 3rd & short.

  14. patriot375 says: Apr 7, 2014 8:26 AM

    I don’t know if you can say we “lost” jason fox, what happened he stubbed his toe and his leg shattered? More like dumped a bust.

  15. jacksprat57 says: Apr 8, 2014 2:49 PM

    Plus, Washburn. Coaching matters.

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