Lions sign Lamar Holmes

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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.