With Stephen Tulloch out for the year with a torn ACL, the Detroit Lions are in need of some help at linebacker. For now, it appears that help will come in the form of Josh Bynes, who is joining the Lions after being on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. Bynes will provide extra depth behind Tahir Whitehead and Ashlee Palmer, who could both see an expanded role with Tulloch out.
If the Lions decide that they want to add even more help at linebacker, perhaps they will sign Pat Angerer, who worked out for the team on Tuesday.
Lions are working out free agent linebacker Pat Angerer today, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 23, 2014
Aaron Wilson reports that Angerer has also recently worked for the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and St. Louis Rams. He was previously with the Atlanta Falcons this summer, but he didn't make the team.
Before ending up in Atlanta, Angerer spent four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He made nine starts in 11 games in 2013, and he recorded 63 tackles, two pass defenses and one interception. He seems like he would be a pretty solid addition to the Lions' linebacking corps if he's healthy, but Detroit may be content with simply signing Bynes for now.
UPDATE: Several players worked out for the Lions on Tuesday:
#Lions workouts: Angerer, DBs Chance Casey, T.J. Heath, Aaron Hester, Josh Victorian and Kendall James. Also WR Ifeanyi Momah.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 23, 2014