Lawrence Jackson received offer from Detroit Lions

4/21/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Unrestricted free agent Lawrence Jackson visited the Minnesota Vikings a few days ago. The defensive end put it as a successful visit which offered him a lot to think about.
That’s been the most interest Lawrence has drawn from other teams during free agency this week. Moreover, given the lack of news surrounding Lawrence Jackson and the Detroit Lions, it didn’t seem like his former team had any interest in re-signing him. With the 2013 NFL draft drawing ever near the outlook of any talks past or present between Lawrence Jackson and the Detroit Lions during free agency appeared even bleaker.
But recent news points out potential talks between Lawrence Jackson and the Detroit Lions may be at an entirely different stage. In response to a question, Lawrence Jackson tweeted that he did received an offer from the Detroit Lions (at least at some point in free agency).
“@jeffrubcic: @LoJackson94 Ever hear anything from the Lions? Yes I have. They made their offer,” wrote Lawrence Jackson.
Lawrence Jackson was a standout at USC before being picked in the first-round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. However, Lawrence Jackson didn’t quite live up to his draft status as he moved to Detroit after just two seasons (while making 24 starts) with the Seattle Seahawks. In the past three seasons with the Detroit Lions, Lawrence Jackson played 37 games (including zero starts) as he developed into a rotational lineman for the team.
The Minnesota Vikings should be familiar with Lawrence Jackson, playing in the same division as the Detroit Lions. In Minnesota he would be added into the mix behind Jared Allen, Everson Griffen and Brian Robinson at defensive end.
However, at this point it is still not clear if the Minnesota Vikings will be Lawrence Jackson’s choice of pick of if an offer from the Detroit Lions still remains on the table. But considering Lawrence Jackson included “"#decisionsdecisions” in his tweet of visiting the Minnesota Vikings, it appears he could be deciding between the Detroit Lions or the Vikings.
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