Lions add a tackle with Tony Hills retiring

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The Lions brought in a new offensive lineman on Monday to take the roster spot of one who has opted to retire.

The team announced that they have signed tackle Nick Becton and that Tony Hills has been placed on the reserve/retired list. The team also activated safety Rolan Milligan from the physically unable to perform list.

Hills signed with the Lions in June after spending the last two seasons in New Orleans. He also played for the Colts, Cowboys, Broncos and Steelers, who drafted Hills out of Texas in the fourth round of the 2008 draft.

Hills signed with Detroit in the wake of Taylor Decker’s shoulder surgery, but he’s been a career backup and they later traded for Greg Robinson to bolster their tackle options while Decker recovers. Robinson was activated from the non-football injury list on Sunday and will compete with Cyrus Kouandjio for playing time.

Becton saw action in five games for the Bears two years ago and also played in one game for the Chargers in 2013.

2 responses to “Lions add a tackle with Tony Hills retiring

  1. Bob Quin hasn’t been perfect, but the fact that the Lions are trying to leave no stone unturned for a position of need (LT) is a refreshing change from previous administrations.

  2. Agreed….. That “we’ll be fine” crap always had us in a world of trouble anytime any sort of injury happened….. I’m liking the balance to the roster Quinn is bringing as opposed to the “Top Heavy” rosters we would have in years previous. We would have a “Big 3” like this is basketball. I think we may be moving in the right direction for once

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