Morning Roar: Lions sign Corvey Irvin

Good morning and ROOOOAAARRRR!!!!!

Greetings from Bristol, Conn., where posting will be a little sparser than normal due to meetings up here at headquarters.

But the Lions did make a signing Monday, bringing in defensive tackle Corvey Irvin, who played at Georgia.

Irvin is a textbook journeyman, having played with four teams the past four seasons after being a third round draft pick in 2009 by Carolina. He spent 2009 and 2010 with the Panthers, 2011 with Jacksonville, 2012 with Tampa Bay and last season with Dallas. In his career, he has 14 tackles and no sacks during 24 regular-season game appearances.

It is likely Irvin is just filling a roster spot right now, although the Lions might be in need for defensive tackles at some point.

And now, a quick look around the Interwebs in search of Lions news:

  • The Lions also cut guard Leroy Harris on Monday. The Meet the Free Agent is safety John Wendling.

  • Not surprisingly, the Lions didn't use the franchise tag on Brandon Pettigrew. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explains more. (My two pennies: The Lions are still going to make a run at Pettigrew, but as the likely best available tight end, he's going to be getting offers on the market. It could be an interesting time trying to keep him for the Lions.)

  • Kyle Meinke from MLive previews the offensive line going into free agency.