Rocky Bernard reportedly will visit Detroit Lions


The Detroit Lions aren't finished taking a peek at street free agents.

Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reported that defensive tackle Rocky Bernard will visit the team Wednesday, according to a league source. The former Seahawks and Giants interior lineman started five games for New York last season and has 59 career starts since being drafted by Seattle in 2002.

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The Lions are looking for bodies behind starting tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. At 34, Bernard won't disrupt an offense like he once did, but he figures as a rotational player alongside C.J. Mosley and Ogemdi Nwagbuo. Bernard -- with 33 career sacks -- graded out as the NFL's 55th-ranked tackle in 2012.

With teams entering camp, mounting injuries ensure that unemployed cats like Bernard have another shot at making a team. If it doesn't happen in Detroit, he's a solid bet to latch on somewhere else.

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