Lions OL Geoff Schwartz has $120K of his contract guaranteed

Former Giants OL Geoff Schwartz brings some experience to the Lions at a cheap price. Photo by Rob Leiter via Getty Images

The Detroit Lions added a veteran offensive lineman last week, signing former Giants guard Geoff Schwartz to a one-year deal.

He's expected to be an interior offensive lineman, although he can play right tackle if necessary.

Schwartz's one-year deal is worth $760,000 in base salary along with an $80,000 signing bonus. He has no workout or roster bonuses in his deal, but the 29-year-old who went to Oregon did receive $120,000 of his base salary guaranteed.

His number against the cap is $680,000 -- essentially a veteran minimum deal with a signing bonus attached and some guaranteed money. His cap charge is fifth among Lions offensive linemen this season, behind Riley Reiff ($8.07 million), Laken Tomlinson ($1,943,238), Larry Warford ($1,870,250) and Travis Swanson ($794,868). He's just ahead of Lamar Holmes ($625,000).

If Schwartz stays at guard, he could push Tomlinson and Warford for a spot in the lineup and is a good veteran backup if he cannot. If the Lions test him out at tackle, he's facing a fairly open competition at right tackle with Holmes, Cornelius Lucas, Corey Robinson and Detroit's starter during the second half of last season, Michael Ola.