The Detroit Lions hosted defensive end Nate Orchard in for a workout on Thursday, per a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Orchard was recently released by the Miami Dolphins as the team heads into its rebuilding process. He spent majority of this offseason in Miami—with a short stop with the Seattle Seahawks— but spent the 2018 season split between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. He spent his first three NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns after they drafted him in the second round in 2015.
The defensive end has totaled five career sacks over his four NFL seasons. He has played 38 games and also has been credited with 69 career combined tackles over that span.
Detroit may be looking for more depth in their pass rushing arsenal. The team needs more depth at jack-linebacker, a role that Orchard could fill while fourth-round pick Austin Bryant remains on injured reserve.
It is currently unknown whether or not Orchard has, or will, sign a contract with the team.