After making several changes to the offensive line this offseason, the Detroit Lions apparently are not finished tweaking the trenches. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Lions will meet with Nate Chandler on Wednesday:
Nate Chandler to visit the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 30, 2016
Chandler is a former undrafted free agent who has slowly built his career with the Carolina Panthers. He actually entered the league playing defensive tackle, contributing five tackles in his rookie year in 2012, but quickly switched over to the other side of the ball the following season.
Chandler possesses quite a bit of versatility. With the Panthers, Chandler started several games on the right side of the line, both at guard and tackle. However, injuries have decimated his career lately. In 2014, Chandler tore his lateral meniscus ligament, ending his season after 11 starts at right tackle. Last year, Chandler didn't make it to Week 1, after the same knee swelled up. He was put on injured reserve in September and was released from the team this March after signing a contract extension back in 2014.
It's hard to see where Chandler fits in the Lions' plans for 2016. Detroit selected three offensive linemen with their first five picks in the draft this year and also added Geoff Schwartz in free agency.
Granted, the Lions only currently have 88 of the allowed 90 players signed to the roster. Also, Detroit did waive offensive lineman Darius Johnson last week. Considering this, Chandler could potentially slide into his spot as part of the offensive line competition.