Report: Wesley Johnson visiting Detroit

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The Lions are hosting offensive lineman Wesley Johnson, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Johnson, 27, has played 41 games with 24 starts.

The Steelers made him a fifth-round pick in 2014, but Pittsburgh waived him October 11 of his rookie season. The Jets claimed Johnson off waivers.

All of Johnson’s starts are at center, though he also can play guard.

The Lions’ center from last season, Travis Swanson, remains unsigned after starting 11 games in 2017.

2 responses to “Report: Wesley Johnson visiting Detroit

  1. When Pittsburgh waived Johnson they had to put another player on their pup list, then they were going to resign him immediately back to their 53 but the Jets grabbed him. The Jets ground game was better when he played, something the Lions could definitely use.

  2. >.clashpoint says:
    March 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    When Pittsburgh waived Johnson they had to put another player on their pup list, then they were going to resign him immediately back to their 53 but the Jets grabbed him. The Jets ground game was better when he played, something the Lions could definitely use.

    As someone who watched the Jets last year, I can assure you there is a reason he is no longer with the team. The Lions do not want him unless its as a backup.

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