As first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions are hosting free agent defensive end Kroy Biermann for a visit on Wednesday. The former Atlanta Falcon is looking for a new team after spending the first nine years of his career in Atlanta.
Detroit still has a pretty big need at defensive end considering the team has yet to truly replace the loss of Jason Jones. At the moment, Devin Taylor is slotted to replace him on the left side, but if that is the case, the Lions don't have much depth outside of Wallace Gilberry at the position.
Biermann likely wouldn't compete for the starting job. In his nine-year career, Biermann has just started 37 games (4.1 games per season). That being said, he would be a solid rotational player. In seven of his nine years in the NFL, Biermann has finished with at least 35 tackles and 2.5 sacks, mostly as a non-starter.
Though Biermann turns 31 in September, he still appears to be playing at a solid level. He could also bring some versatility to whatever team he chooses. In Atlanta, Biermann played both defensive end and linebacker. He even stepped in and took over kickoff duties when Atlanta was short-handed due to injuries.
Biermann would be a solid addition to a thin defensive end group. He wouldn't be expected to light up the scoreboard, but he would provided solid rotational play and be a good veteran presence in the locker room. If you're still on the fence about Biermann, here he is picking off Jay Cutler for a touchdown: