With rosters moving from 53 to 90 for the offseason, teams have room to bring in projects.
So the Lions are going to take a chance on a guy who was once a top draft prospect.
The team announced the signing of free agent guard Joshua Garnett.
Garnett was a first-round pick (28th overall) by the 49ers in the Chip Kelly year (2016). He started 11 games as a rookie, but was hit with injuries after that, and only played in seven games (no starts) since then.
The 49ers declined his fifth-year option, and released him at the end of training camp last year.