Offensive lineman Nate Chandler hasn’t seen live NFL action since the 2014 campaign, but he’s still garnering interest from around the league. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link), Chandler will visit the Lions on Wednesday.
Chandler, who turns 27 this week, started 19 games for the Panthers during the 2013-14 seasons, seeing time at both tackle and guard. He required knee surgery midway through 2014, and the injury was serious enough that Chandler was forced to miss the entire 2015 season, as well. Chandler drew interest from the Buccaneers earlier this offseason, participating in a three-day workout on a tryout basis.
In Detroit, Chandler would act as a clear reserve, as the Lions’ starting five is already made up of Riley Reiff, Laken Tomlinson, Travis Swanson, Larry Warford, and first-rounder Taylor Decker. Additionally, the club has already added quite a bit of depth this offseason, signing veteran free agent Geoff Schwartz (who, like Chandler, can play both tackle and guard), while drafting center Graham Glasgow and guard Joe Dahl.
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