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Lions Free Agency 2012: Andre Fluellen Hasn't Ruled Out Returning To Detroit

The Detroit Lions certainly aren't hurting for depth on their defensive line, especially at the defensive tackle position. Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams and Nick Fairley are good to go through 2012, while the team has Sammie Hill as a restricted free agent. Not a whole lot of thought has gone to Andre Fluellen, who also served as a backup with the Lions in 2011. He's been there for the past four years, since being drafted, and is now an unrestricted free agent.

He's held workouts with the St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, and not much has been said about a possible return to the Lions. That is, until now - the Detroit Free Press had some quotes from him in which he expressed interests in returning, providing there's interest.

"Detroit's been too good to me, so I would never (close the door on returning)," Fluellen said today. "Detroit could easily be a place that I land and be back home."

While it hasn't been discussed much, it could make a lot of sense. Fluellen did get some playing time in 13 games in 2011, which is worth noting given all of the injuries suffered by guys like Fairley, on top of the suspension against Suh and things of that nature. Fluellen probably won't cost a lot, but if there's a chance for some starting competition, he'll likely be on his way out. It's good to know that he's still interested in being a backup if they want him around, though.

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