Lions Offseason Outlook: Interior Offensive Line
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By Erik Schlitt

In Lions Wire’s final offensive installment of our offseason outlook series, we take a hard look at one of the Detroit Lions biggest needs: interior offensive line.

We break down the team’s guards and centers, by examining who’s signed, who’s available, what are the teams’ options moving forward and what our expectations will be in the near future.

With two of their three starters signed through 2019, T.J. Lang and Graham Glasgow give the Lions some much-needed stability moving forward. Travis Swanson, an unrestricted free agent, appears likely to be replaced.

Backup Joe Dahl gives the Lions protection against Swanson leaving, and Leo Kolomatangi is under contract after spending all of 2017 on the practice squad.

Zac Kerin could be extended an inexpensive restricted free agent offer, but with a blocking scheme to be implemented he loses one of his best assets – offensive familiarity. Barclay was a disappointment after being a mid-season addition and likely won’t return.

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