The Lions haven’t used a fullback on offense in several years, but there’s a new coaching staff in place and they’re bringing a new approach with them.
Jed Collins is expected to visit with the team, although he’s already very familiar with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.
Lombardi was the quarterbacks coach in New Orleans before jumping to Detroit to be part of head coach Jim Caldwell’s staff and Collins spent the last three years as a member of the Saints backfield.
Collins was non-tendered by the Saints as a restricted free agent and the Saints signed former Buccaneer fullback Erik Lorig on Tuesday to replace him on the roster.
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