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ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have used one of their last remaining roster spots, signing ex-Packers outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert.
Gilbert carved out a small role in Green Bay for parts of two seasons but hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since with the Titans in 2019. He had 3.5 sacks before knee injuries derailed his stint with the Packers, Authentic Reggie Gilbert Jersey, adding one sack and 10 pressures across five starts during his lone season in Tennessee. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound edge defender spent time on the practice squads in Arizona and Jacksonville last year.
While Detroit’s linebacker room seems thin on paper, the new coaching staff has said Trey Flowers and Romeo Okwara will move to outside linebacker in base looks. Flowers and Okwara have had a hand in the dirt at defensive end for most of their careers, Color Rush Reggie Gilbert Jersey, giving Aaron Glenn’s 3-4 defense a different flavor than that of the previous regime. Gilbert will compete with Julian Okwara, Charles Harris, Austin Bryant, not to mention Flowers and the elder Okwara for reps.
“With outside linebackers, we look for three different characteristics,” defensive line coach Todd Wash previously said. “Obviously, you’ve got to be able to rush the passer. We’re looking for somebody that can set the edge. The rest of us will build a wall inside to help stop the run and knock them back. And then third is Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic, they need to be serviceable in coverage. That’s what we’re looking for when it comes to outside linebackers.”
The Lions have been back in Allen Park at their practice facility for Organized Team Activities over the previous two weeks. They are scheduled to hold mandatory minicamp starting tomorrow, giving the closest look at the transformed roster and coaching staff.