The Detroit Lions are reportedly in talks with a trio of players about signing contracts with the franchise that have been linked to a contract extension, but according to the Associated Press, they’ve also had conversations with former NFL defensive tackle Michael Oher.
The Lions have not commented on the reports.
Oher played six seasons in the NFL, starting his career with the Atlanta Falcons and then retiring in 2017.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, but the Lions have been unable to find a replacement for him since he left.
Oher was the Lions first round pick in the 2002 draft, but he had to sit out 2015 and 2016 because of injury and was released by the team in the offseason of 2016.
Ohers retirement has been met with a collective sigh of relief from the Lions, who are currently looking for a new defensive line coach after spending much of the off-season trying to find one.