After releasing cornerback Chris Houston on Friday, the Detroit Lions had an open roster spot. They decided to fill that roster spot by signing undrafted offensive tackle Bryce Quigley, according to Dave Birkett.
Birkett reports that the Lions worked out Quigley on Thursday. Quigley, who played at San Diego State in college, went undrafted after tearing a tendon in his foot late last season. He actually played in San Diego State's bowl game before ultimately needing surgery to repair the injury.
Quigley is the fifth undrafted offensive lineman to sign with the Lions this year. At offensive tackle, the Lions previously signed Cornelius Lucas, who went undrafted and is considered by many to be the favorite to win the No. 4 spot at that position. The Lions also have J.B. Shugarts and former tight end Michael Williams at offensive tackle, and now Quigley is part of that group as well.
The top three spots at offensive tackle are currently occupied by Riley Reiff, LaAdrian Waddle and Corey Hilliard. Reiff is the Lions' starting left tackle, and Waddle is expected to be the starting right tackle. This leaves Hilliard as the top backup at offensive tackle, and Quigley, Lucas, Shugarts and Williams will compete for the second backup spot this summer.