While most of us were sitting in the backyard eating smoked or barbaqued meat and drinking beer, The Lions were busy improving their roster. The Detroit Lions claimed DeJon Gomes off of waivers from the Washington Redskins on Saturday. Gomes is a two-year pro at safety and has played in 15 NFL games including eight starts during his career.
Gomes will add more depth to a defensive backfield that includes the oft injured Louis Delmas. DeJon Gomes, out of Nebraska, will join former Cornhusker teammate Nadamukong Suh on a Lions defense that is quickly building a repuation for being a group of hard hitters. Gomes delivered a hit to Adrian Peterson in 2011 that tore the Minnestoa Running Backs ACL.
The Lions released Rocky McIntosh to make room for Gomes which leaves them a little light at linebacker. According to Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com, the Lions could add another linebacker after moving Montell Owens to the short-term injured list because of an injured knee. Expect the roster tinkering to continue as the Lions prepare to the season opener against the Vikings.