With Larry Warford signing with the New Orleans Saints and offensive tackle Ricky Wagner signing with Detroit, the early picture for the offensive line has fallen into place on the first day of free agency. As if things weren’t clear enough, Riley Reiff has found a new destination too, but it won’t be far from the eyes of the Lions; ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the former Detroit lineman will be signing with division rival Minnesota Vikings.
Former Lions OT Riley Reiff plans to sign with Vikings , per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
Reiff was trending toward a fairly decent pay day, but while the Lions are reportedly shelling out close to $9 million for Ricky Wagner, Reiff was expected to command money on the open market due to his natural position as a left tackle. The Lions had played Reiff at right tackle last year in order to fit in rookie Taylor Decker, the first round draft pick in 2016.
With the tackles resolved and Travis Swanson looking to be safe at the center position, it appears that the only question remaining for the Lions offensive line at this point is one of the guard positions. While the Lions are linked to several rumors with free agent guards, they also have Laken Tomlinson and Graham Glasgow currently on the roster.