Report: DT Hargrove visiting Lions

The Detroit Lions are looking for ways high and low to fortify their terrible defense, and one of those avenues has led them to the restricted free agent market.

The Lions, who signed defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch coming out of the gates in free agency a little more than a week ago, will host New Orleans Saints’ defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove on a visit, according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Hargrove made 42 tackles and five sacks for the Super Bowl champions and was a key addition to Gregg Willams’ unit. Hargrove has his career back on track after being forced to sit out the 2008 seasson for a repeated violation of the league’s drug policy. Had he not been forced to sit out the season, he would be an unrestricted free agent right now.

If the Lions sign Hargrove to an offer sheet and the Saints decline to match it, Detroit would have to send New Orleans a third-round draft pick.

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