On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions had one of the biggest free agent signings days ever. The team signed four of their targets on 313 Day. One of the unsigned Lions players seems to think he won’t get a deal from a NFL team.
Justin Durant, who played linebacker for the Lions the last two seasons, is without a contract for 2013. A two year $5.5 million contract with the Lions ended in 2012. Durant was one of the leading defensive players for the team in 2012.
The former Lion took to Twitter to showcase his alternative plan for employment in 2013. Durant tweeted a picture of a local Chick-fil-A restaurant and an application. Durant later told fans that he was headed to Rally’s next.
Rough outchea bruh twitpic.com/cbatys
— Justin Durant (@JDurant52) March 14, 2013
Durant finished second on the team with 103 tackles. Durant played in all 16 games and also led the team with 82 solo tackles. The prior season, Durant had 68 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Prior to his two seasons in Detroit, Durant played four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Lions have depth at the linebacker position and unfortunately he may be expendable. The team has DeAndre Levy, Stephen Tulloch, Ashlee Palmer, Travis Lewis and Tahir Whitehead all under contract. I think the Lions should find the money to offer Durant a deal. If they don’t, the team may be able to visit him at a local fast food restaurant.