Lions looking at Wesley to beef up special teams

The Detroit Lions continue to seek measures to improve their moribund special teams unit and new coach Danny Crossman had the team investigate one of his former players on Thursday, Dante Wesley.

The Lions already signed one ex-Panther, linebacker Landon Johnson, and are exploring the possibility of adding Wesley to the mix. The 30-year-old is considered an elite special teams performer and he could add depth at cornerback as an emergency player who could get a team through a game.

The nine-year veteran has spent seven seasons with the Panthers in two stints. He was with the Chicago Bears in 2006 when he helped them become the league’s top-ranked special teams team in a Super Bowl year. The Bears inexplicably released Wesley before the next season, a move that set them back on special teams.

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