The Detroit Lions have inked Kevin Zeitler to a one-year deal.

The Detroit Lions appear to have secured a potential veteran replacement for left guard Jonah Jackson. As per various reports, guard Kevin Zeitler is set to sign a one-year deal with Detroit after undergoing a physical examination in town.

The team lost Jackson, its starting left guard, who recently signed a lucrative three-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams.

Zeitler, aged 34, boasts an impressive 182-game career appearance and earned a Pro Bowl selection last season with the Baltimore Ravens.

During training camp, it will be interesting to observe how the Lions manage their guard rotation, considering Zeitler’s extensive experience primarily at the right guard position.

Graham Glasgow is anticipated to retain his role as Detroit’s starting right guard following a successful 2023 season.

Selected as the No. 27 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Zeitler launched his career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Ravens likely opted not to extend Zeitler’s contract to conserve cap space.

Throughout his 12-year career, the veteran lineman has also played for the Giants, Browns, and Bengals. Last season, Zeitler contended with knee and quad injuries while contributing to an offensive line unit that showed improvement in blocking for Lamar Jackson.

Detroit’s front office may still consider drafting additional offensive line depth, as many experts believe the draft class offers considerable talent in that regard.

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