July 12, 2024

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D.J. Reader’s visit with the Detroit Lions has turned into a signing. The veteran defensive tackle came to terms on a two-year contract with the team Thursday afternoon. A league source familiar with the negotiations confirmed the agreement to The Detroit News. According to Bleacher Report, the deal could be worth up to $27 million

. he injury during his career, but to different legs. He also missed six games with a knee injury in 2022. Despite some of those durability concerns, he’s appeared in at least 14 games five of his eight seasons. The Lions clearly felt good about the medical report on his current injury prior to the signing. A 96-game starter, who regularly logs more than 40 snaps each week, Reader will be paired alongside Alim McNeill in Detroit. The former third-round draft pick experienced a breakout in his third season, racking up five sacks in 13 games after dropping more than 30 pounds last offseason.

The NFL Network is reporting only $9 million is guaranteed. The 6-foot-3, 335-pounder has the potential to offer massive improvement for the heart of Detroit’s defense. The eight-year veteran long has been considered one of the league’s best run-stuffers at the position, while quietly making steady contributions as a pocket-crushing pass rusher. Despite racking up just 9.5 sacks during his career, he’s generated at least 32 quarterback pressures each of the past three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. A fifth-round draft pick out of Clemson in 2016, Reader spent the first four years of his career in Houston prior to signing a lucrative contract with Cincinnati as a free agent ahead of the 2020 season. Reader is currently recovering from a torn quad, suffered in December last season. It’s the second time he’s suffered t

 

 

 

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