The Detroit Lions secretly got a whole lot better on offense over the weekend. The Detroit Lions started the weekend off by signing former Arizona Cardinal blocking tight end Darren Fells. Pro Football Focus graded out Fells as the third best pass blocking tight end.
Shortly after that move was announced, the Lions signed wide receiver Keshawn Martin. While Martin is likely a borderline roster player, he plays special teams which bolsters his chances to make the team.
The big signing of the weekend though was when TJ Lang, former Green Bay Packers Pro-Bowl right guard, announced that he would sign with Detroit over Green Bay and Seattle. Lang is a local player, living in Michigan in the offseason and playing college ball at Eastern Michigan. He said that being his hometown was a major deciding factor for him and his family. The move allows the Lions to replace the losses of Reilly Reiff and Larry Warford with upgrades in Rick Wagner and TJ Lang. Detroit now has a solid offensive line (including Fells) which should help their run and pass game.