Lions Host A Pair Of Veteran Running Backs
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier that the Detroit Lions planned to host former Carolina Panther Jonathan Stewart and ex-Tennessee Titan DeMarco Murray for visits on Monday.
Murray was released by the Titans after a career low 659 rushing yards last season.
Stewart similarly under-performed with the Panthers as Christian McCaffrey slowly edged him out as the lead back.
The Lions have struggled for years at the running back situation, finishing a league worst at 76.3 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry this past season.
Detroit kept five running backs on the active roster coming out of training camp. All five of which saw playing time.
Ameer Abdullah came close to being the first running back since Reggie Bush to rush for 100 yards in a single came before falling short against the New York Giants in Week 2.
During the 2017 off season, Lions general manager Bob Quinn made several attempts at improving the Lions backfield via the offensive line.
Though Detroit brought in veteran support like TJ Lang from the Green Bay Packers, injuries kept many key components and additions off the field.