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.
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