The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent OG Kenny Wiggins.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 15, 2018
Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, it’s a two-year contract that includes a $750k signing bonus for a total of $5-million. He will have a $1.25M base salary this year.
The former Los Angeles Chargers guard is not the only Charger lineman the Lions are interested in. Matt Slouson also has a scheduled visit with the team. Both played under new Lions offensive line coach, Jeff Davidson in 2016.
In 2017, Wiggins started 16 games after projected starter Forrest Lamp sustained a season-ending injury. He had a total of nine starts before last year.
Wiggins was originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and was placed on their practice squad.
The 29-year old has been with the Chargers since 2013 after a stint with the San Fransisco 49ers in 2012-13.
New #Lions OG Kenny Wiggins ranked 70th of 77 rated guards in the NFL last year per PFF.
Allowed the 2nd most QB pressures in the league after starting all 16 games. (3 sacks, 7 QB hits, and 31 hurries)
— Logan Lamorandier (@LLamorandier) March 15, 2018
Not the most encouraging note, but he was cut three different times early in his career. He can play all over the line. The move is likely for depth.