The re-signing of DeVries and Edwards, combined w/ Big Daddy's possible return could flourish in 06.…
Lions Notebook: Team Not Done Spending
ALLEN PARK -- What the Lions might be lacking in quality, they apparently will try to make up in quantity as coach Rod Marinelli adds pieces to a subpar offensive line. After putting the $6.9 million franchise tag on left tackle Jeff Backus, the Lions did not target other high-priced linemen. Instead, they have pursued a number of journeymen who have played under new offensive line coach Larry Beightol or fit into the mold of what he is looking for in those positions. The veterans signed by the Lions include: --Rex Tucker, a seven-year veteran who has played both guard positions as well as right tackle, and played in eight games last year for offensive coordinator Mike Martz at St. Louis. --Barry Stokes, an eight-year veteran who has played for six NFL teams and had one start for the Atlanta Falcons during the 2005 season. Stokes played under Beightol in Green Bay in 2000 and 2001. --Courtney VanBuren, a three-year veteran who was a third-round draft pick of the San...
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