Lions give Corey Hilliard a two-year deal


The Lions offensive tweaking continued Friday, as they signed tackle Corey Hilliard to a two-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Hilliard was set to be an unrestricted free agent, and could compete for a starting job.

The Lions already cut guard Stephen Peterman, and right tackle Gosder Cherilus is a pending unrestricted free agent as well.

With first rounder Riley Reiff a starting-quality player without a starting job last year, and left tackle Jeff Backus 35 years old, the Lions are shaking things up. Center Dominic Raiola already took a major pay cut, and the moves likely aren’t finished.

3 responses to “Lions give Corey Hilliard a two-year deal

  1. The ineptness of the O line was the reason for no running game last season. No running game meant the Lions saw more 5 and 6 man fronts than any team in the league, which meant two deep safeties and blanket coverage on the Lions receivers. No running game led to stalled drives and the inability to score in the red zone. Games are won in the trenches, and the Lions O line could not control the line of scrimmage last year. Fix the O line and a lot of other problems go away.

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