Adam Caplan reports that the Lions will host defensive end Everette Brown for a free agent visit “over the next 24 hours.”
Brown, the 43rd overall pick in the 2009 draft, was waived by the Chargers last week and went unclaimed. He also cleared waivers after being cut by the Panthers last September.
Brown is still only 24 years old, so he’d seem like an ideal developmental player to bring to training camp and see what happens. He’s going to be available for the fourth-year NFL minimum.
Brown posted 13.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss as a junior at Florida State before declaring for the draft. He’s managed just six sacks through 31 NFL appearances.