The first wave of free agency may be over, but the Detroit Lions don't appear to be taking a rest. After signing Darrin Walls earlier in the day, the Lions are continuing their search to upgrade the roster.
According to Aaron Wilson, the Detroit Lions are hosting guard Geoff Schwartz for a visit:
Geoff Schwartz visiting the Detroit Lions today
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 29, 2016
Schwartz was released from the New York Giants back in February after two years with the team. Prior to the Giants, he enjoyed a three-year stint with the Panthers and one-year stays with the Vikings and Chiefs. In total, Schwartz has started 39 games in his career.
The biggest issues surrounding Schwartz is the long list of injuries suffered throughout his career. It started in 2011, when hip surgery caused him to miss the entire season. Since then, he missed 14 games in 2014 due to a dislocated toe and a broken ankle. Most recently, Schwartz suffered a broken leg back in November of 2015.
Schwartz has previously visited with the Steelers and was also linked with the Dolphins. The Lions could use offensive line depth, but Schwartz may not find a starting position in Detroit. The Lions appear to already be set with youngsters Laken Tomlinson and Larry Warford manning the left and right guard positions, respectively. That being said, Schwartz could bring some valuable experience to the position and push both novices into being better players.
UPDATE: The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reports the meeting with Schwartz is actually scheduled for Wednesday, not Tuesday:
Schwartz's visit with the Lions is actually tomorrow.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 29, 2016