The Detroit Lions have been making moves over the last couple days, re-signing some key pieces to their team and being active in getting workouts with the remaining players during this free agency period. It seems that they'll never be satisfied with their defensive line youth and depth, however, as Adam Caplan is reporting via Twitter that the team will host Everette Brown over the next 24 hours:
Former Panthers DE/OLB Everette Brown is expected to visit the Lions over the next 24 hours. Was waived by the Chargers last weekend.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 20, 2012
Brown is a defensive end who was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The Carolina Panthers actually gave up a first-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers to move up into that spot to take him. Since then, Brown has shown limited production in the NFL despite what was considered a very high upside.
In addition to that, he's been unable to put on muscle mass and maintain it, and is still considered by many to be under-sized. Still, at just 24 years-old, Brown still has plenty of potential to live up to his draft position. After being waived by the Chargers, it's unlikely that Brown will command much more than a minimum type deal. He's only had six sacks in 31 games in the NFL.