OT Jon Jansen: Lions Sign RT

Posted May 29, 2009

The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent ORT Jon Jansen, Scout.com has confirmed. Jansen was released earlier on Friday by the Washington Redskins.

According to a league source, the deal is contingent on the veteran offensive lineman passing a physical.

The former University of Michigan Wolverine could get a chance to compete for the starting right tackle job against 2008 first-round pick Gosder Cherilus.

The Lions, who another source said had about $8 million left in salary cap space, agreed to a deal with Jansen for the veteran minimum salary for a player with at least seven seasons of accrued service at $745,000. Jansen, although in the league since 1999, didn't qualify for the 10-year league minimum salary of $845,000. He spent the entire 2004 season on injured reserve.

For more on the Lions, check out Roar Report.

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