Report: Detroit Lions make offer to RB Ryan Grant who spent last 5 seasons in Green Bay
OK, so the Lions didn’t draft a running back. That doesn’t mean they won’t address the running back situation at all.
In fact, a report from ESPNMilwaukee.com, says that free agent running back Ryan Grant, who has spent the last five seasons with the Packers, has been offered a deal by the Lions per information from his agent.
Durability is key at this position and Grant has proven he fits that description. He injured his ankle in the 2010 opener and missed the rest of that season, other than that he’s been healthy.
The Lions have three running backs with durability issues —Jahvid Best (concussions), Mike Leshoure (coming off torn Achilles) and Kevin Smith who has struggled to stay healthy.
Last year Grant started 14 of 15 games he played in and had 134 carries (with just one fumble) for 559 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also had 19 receptions for 268 yards and a receiving touchdown.
According to the ESPN report, Grant also has an offer from the Packers and has visited the Patriots.
He could be a quality pickup for the Lions although you’d think his first choice might be to return to Green Bay.
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