Lions add beef to offensive line

Riley Reiff is moving from Right Tackle to left tackle in order to fill the spot vacated by the now retired Jeff  Backus.  Reiff has added 10 pounds to his normally 305 pound frame and is tipping the scales at 315 pounds on his six foot six frame.

“Riley’s doing great,” offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said during minicamp, according to the Lions’ site. “When we drafted him that was a role we envisioned for him. He’s done a great job there, and he’s making progress every day.  I hope he keeps making those steps every day of practice come training camp. We feel really, really confident in his ability to do a great job for us.”

The Lions open the pre-season at home against the New York Jets August 9th. Be sure to get your tickets soon!

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