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Lions sign Lamar Holmes

TAMPA, FL -  NOVEMBER 17:  Tackle Lamar Holmes #76 of the Atlanta Falcons sets to block against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers November 17, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Tampa won 41- 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Lions rushed for the fewest yards in the NFL last season and had issues protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford for a good part of the year, so the offensive line is expected to be an area they look to upgrade this offseason.

The bigger moves on that front will have to wait for a little bit, but the team made a move to bring another player into the mix on Friday. The Lions announced that they have signed former Falcons tackle Lamar Holmes.

Holmes was a third-round pick by Atlanta in 2012 and started 19 games during the 2013 and 2014 seasons before a broken foot sent him to injured reserve early in the latter campaign. He spent the first 12 weeks of the 2015 season on the PUP list because of further issues with the foot before being released with an injury settlement.

Holmes will likely fall into the mix at right tackle for Detroit. The Lions cycled through several of them last year with Michael Ola closing out the year. Ola is set to be a free agent and the team will likely be looking to add other options at the spot as the offseason progresses.

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7 Responses to “Lions sign Lamar Holmes”
  1. tmcb7 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:19 PM

    bwah, hah, ha,ha… He stunk to hi heavens in ATL. Good luck Mathew Stafford if he’s on the field.

  2. Kelly's Chronicles says: Feb 12, 2016 1:40 PM

    The problem is the running backs. There was a time this was the home of Billy Sims and Barry Sanders. Now THOSE were running backs. They made their own holes. These RB’s couldn’t carry their jock straps….

  3. chc4 says: Feb 12, 2016 1:46 PM

    Another blown Thomas Dimitroff pick. How he still has a job is beyond me.

  4. senatorblutarsky says: Feb 12, 2016 3:45 PM

    This is just the beginning.

  5. metrocritical says: Feb 12, 2016 4:16 PM

    Kelly’s Chronicles must not have read this article very closely or watch a lot of football. Detroit’s offensive line has been awful the last few years in both the passing game and the running game. While very few RBs from any team can compare to the great Barry Sanders, Sanders’ offensive lines were far better than anything that Stafford and company have seen. Whether Holmes is the answer is an entirely different matter.

  6. fanofpft says: Feb 12, 2016 6:21 PM

    Lamar Miller had some good stats behind some bad o-lines. Join the biding war.

  7. rlpftt says: Feb 13, 2016 9:12 AM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Feb 12, 2016 3:45 PM

    This is just the beginning.

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    A lineman that no ones wants and is signed prior to FA sounds like desperation and failure.

    The Full Swing Decline Continues….

    LoLions!!!

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