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Detroit Lions Sign Guard Leroy Harris, Set to Meet with Defensive Tackle Sedrick Ellis

June 4th, 2013 at 9:53 AM
By Max DeMara

Looking to add depth and competition on the offensive and defensive lines, the Detroit Lions signed guard Leroy Harris on Monday, formally of the Tennessee Titans and will host solid defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, once a New Orleans Saint.

'New Orleans Saints Camp' photo (c) 2012, Tom  Pumphret - license:

Harris, a six year veteran, has been a starter for the Titans. He's been active the past three years, but despite that, he's recovering from ACL surgery. The Lions likely have added Harris mostly to compete with Larry Warford on the right side of the offensive line's interior.

Meanwhile, the Lions have also been busy looking around for help on the defensive line. In need of quality rotational players, Detroit has scheduled a visit with Ellis, a former starter for the Saints' Super Bowl team at defensive tackle. Ellis, once a top ten selection in the NFL Draft, is also visiting the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots. After letting Corey Williams go, Detroit is looking for quality depth on the line.

Players like Harris and Ellis, though not the most elite free agents, make the biggest difference toward rounding out a roster. As the season wears on and games get tough, depth on both lines is vital towards crafting a championship team. Harris is in the fold, and the Lions should be very interested in adding Ellis, a former Super Bowl winner, as well.

Max DeMara is the managing editor of Lions 101. You can find him on his personal Twitter account @SportsGuyTheMax or on this site's Twitter @detroitlions101

Tags: Corey Williams, Detroit, Detroit Lions, Football, Larry Warford, Leroy Harris, NFL, Sedrick Ellis

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