The Washington Times is reporting that the Detroit Lions have agreed on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum with offensive tackle Jon Jansen, pending a physical.
Jansen was cut by the Washington Redskins earlier today and was snapped up by the Lions hours later. He played the past 9 seasons with Washington.
Coach Jim Zorn and a group of offensive assistants — led by offensive coordinator Sherman Smith and offensive line coach Joe Bugel — reached the decision about Jansen after evaluating performances during the team’s minicamp and other workouts earlier this spring.
That process culminated in a meeting yesterday morning at Redskins Park, for which Snyder dispatched his private plane to pick up Jansen, who makes his offseason home in Michigan.
Jansen was born in Clawson, Michigan and played his college career at U-M.
“I’m besides myself with excitement,” Jansen told the Times about returning to his home state with the Lions.