The Detroit Lions are finally seeking out some help on the interior defensive line. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, free agent defensive tackle Quinton Dial will be meeting with the Lions:
2013: 3 games (0 starts) - 1 tackle
2014: 14 games (6 starts) - 30 tackles, 2.0 sacks
2015: 15 games (15 starts) - 59 tackles, 2.5 sacks
2016: 14 games (11 starts) - 36 tackles, 0 sacks
2017: 13 games (2 starts) - 19 tackles, 0 sacks
Dial can play three of the four spots along the defensive line in Robert Saleh’s new scheme. He can play ‘big’ end, also called the five-technique, on the strong side and slide down the line to nose tackle and three technique, the defensive tackle spot on the weak side.
With Haloti Ngata all but gone to the Eagles, Dial could help build some depth along Detroit’s thin defensive line. I’m not sure he’d be a starter right away, but he could be a valuable rotational piece that could fill in many different positions, should the injury bug hit.