After the Lions struck out on Russell Okung, things were silent for a while on what they would do in regards to the offensive line, which still needed at least one more tackle according to the offseason grocery list. Although the position still remains a question, another piece to the line was filled out on Wednesday: offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz.
Per Dave Birkett:
OG Geoff Schwartz is signing with the Lions— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 30, 2016
Details on Schwartz's contract were not immediately available, but ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports that it should be a one-year deal that will be signed sometime Wednesday.
In six years in the league, Geoff Schwartz has primarily played right guard but has experience playing right tackle and left guard as well. He has played in 74 games and started in 39, including starting all 11 games he played with the New York Giants in the 2015 season. Schwartz has also suffered several injuries throughout his career, including a broken leg that took him out last season and a broken ankle and dislocated toe the year before that. Schwartz will be 30 years-old in July.