Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Two Former Lions Visit Minnesota


As the Detroit Lions wrap up their pre-draft evaluations, the sense around the local media is the Lions have four pressing needs: Defensive end, cornerback, offensive tackle and wide receiver. Today, two of those needs met with conference rival Minnesota Vikings.

Former Lion defensive end Lawrence Jackson met with the team to discuss a possible contract, according to Adam Caplan.

A former 1st round pick (28th overall to the Seahawks in 2008), the Lions traded a 6th round pick to acquire Jackson in 2010. He’s made his presence felt as a rotational defensive end, compiling 80 tackles, 13 sacks and two forced fumbles in three seasons for the Lions.

Cornerback Jacob Lacey also visited the Vikings, according to Baltimore Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson.

Lacey accumulated 36 tackles and one interception for the Lions last season, while starting in nine and playing in eleven games for the club (his lone season with the Lions).

The Lions have $6.76 million in cap space heading into the 2013 NFL Draft.


Make sure to check back with Detroit Jock City April 25th, as Bradley La Brie and Tony Fischer live blog the 2013 NFL Draft.

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