Lions add huge offensive lineman, safety

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Detroit Lions have signed offensive guard Milford Brown and safety Calvin Lowry.

They released defensive tackle John Gill and tight end Jake Nordin to make room for the new players on the roster.

The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Brown, who turns 29 on Saturday, played six games last season for Jacksonville, starting four. The former Florida State standout originally was drafted by the Texans in the sixth round of the supplemental draft in 2002 and has played with St. Louis, Arizona and Houston.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Lowry was selected by Tennessee in the fourth round of the 2006 draft out of Penn State. The 26-year-old also played in Denver.

Coach Jim Schwartz wasn't kidding around when he said he wanted to get bigger. And the Lowry signing is a recognition of some depth issues in the secondary, particularly with Daniel Bullocks' having trouble bouncing back from his knee injury.

They're talking about it in The Den!