Saints lineman Tim Lelito visiting the Lions

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The Lions have already made some big moves to improve their offensive line, and they’re still looking.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Saints free agent Tim Lelito is visiting the Lions today.

Lelito’s from Detroit and played at Grand Valley State, so the same kind of homecoming appeal that drew Packers guard T.J. Lang there could appeal.

They also signed Ravens right tackle Rick Wagner, emphasizing the need to improve up front.

Lelito, 27, has started 24 games for the Saints the last four years, and would provide good interior depth at the very least.

7 responses to “Saints lineman Tim Lelito visiting the Lions

  1. Did not know the Lions front office had been that unhappy with their OL but there is a serious purge going on with that unit it looks like.

  2. It’s not the Lions front office… completely. It’s Stafford. His contract is up after next season and the Lions want to resign him. I’m positive he said “before I consider any deal, I have to be assured I won’t be running for my life immediately after the snap. I want a running game too!”

    Thus, major investment in an offensive line. A much needed major investment in the offensive line. 2 lineman, including a starting LT, in the draft last year. Grabbing 2 top tier lineman in free agency. The trenches are now a priority.

    Quinn is doing exactly what we needed. Now we get to see if Caldwell and Company can coach.

  3. If you think Lelito is the answer to your O-line problems…review Saints footage. Watch your QB eat more turf than when you hit up a surf & turf restaurant. LOL

  4. madddogg365 says:
    Mar 15, 2017 10:43 AM
    If you think Lelito is the answer to your O-line problems…review Saints footage. Watch your QB eat more turf than when you hit up a surf & turf restaurant. LOL

    As stated in the post it’s a potential move to add depth. He wouldn’t be brought in to start. Thanks for the brilliant insight though. LOL

  5. A 27 year old who can play center or guard and has started 24 games isn’t a bad backup interior lineman to have on your roster. A lot can happen over the course of an NFL season.

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