Free agent linebacker Takeo Spikes did visit the Lions recently. A Lions official confirmed that to the Detroit Free Press, which confirms an earlier report from the NFL Network. Spikes was released in March by the Eagles as the move saved Philadelphia $5 million in regards to the salary cap.
"Takeo did a really good job for us last year," Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "But we are excited about the young linebackers that have developed over the last year. We wish Takeo all the best. He's a true team player on and off the field."
It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this visit in the future as Detroit could use help at the middle linebacker position. Although the Lions shouldn't go and break the bank for a linebacker that is past his best days, they certainly should consider signing him.
Looking at the currrent MLB situation, there's no way anyone can seriously tell me that Spikes is worse than Paris Lenon or Jordon Dizon, so if the right opportunity presents itself, the Lions definitely should bring Spikes in. He would improve the starting group of linebackers for sure, and although there is the chance he could get injured or something like that, I'd say the risk is worth the reward if the price is right.