Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/18/13
Jim Schwartz insists he isn't trying to send any of his players a message. However, the Lions coach is looking at some veterans to try to bolster the club. After bringing in four defenders following a poor performance Thursday at Cleveland, the Lions signed offensive tackle Kevin Haslem. Haslem, who has played 10 games in a three-year career, is now with his fifth NFL team. He was released by the Patriots last week, and the Lions picked him up to replace tackle Austin Holtz. ''I think you can say the same thing about Kevin that we said about the defensive guys,'' Schwartz said Sunday after practice. ''When you can get a young veteran in at this point in camp, you get a couple weeks to look at him. That's helpful for everyone - both him and us.'' No matter what Schwartz says, though, the influx of new players should have some players looking over their shoulders. The Lions started the process on Thursday, picking up 34-year-old defensive tackle Justin Bannan, who has spent most o...
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