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Former Lion Stephen Peterman To Visit The Jets



The Lions came into the off-season, looking for any positional group they could upgrade.  Martin Mayhew, and the Lions front office, told us they where prepared to go into the 2013 season with some shake-ups along the offensive line.

“I think that we’ve drafted on the offensive line,” Martin Mayhew said earlier in the off-season, ” last year with Reilly Reiff, and a couple years before that with Jason Fox. We’ve developed those guys and if we can plug them in, we’re prepared to do it. All of those guys are guys that we think a lot of and we think that they can go do the job if called upon.”

As expected, the Lions will likely move on from Stephen Peterman at right guard. According to New York Jets reporter Manish Mehta, the Jets will host Peterman tomorrow for a visit.

If the visit goes smooth, the Jets could be looking at their new starting guard.

Peterman was a third-round pick by Dallas in 2004, and was signed by the Lions in 2006 after he was released by the Cowboys. In seven seasons with Detroit, he started 86 games, including all 48 the past three years.

By cutting Peterman, the Lions saved $3.25 million this upcoming season.

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