(ALLEN PARK) - The Detroit Lions yesterday entertained unrestricted free agent running back Olandis Gary formerly of the Denver Broncos. A fourth-round pick of Denver in 1999, Gary rushed for over 1,000 yards in his rookie season in relief of injured Bronco star Terrell Davis, but then himself suffered back-to-back serious injuries to his knee and then a broken leg.
Lions president Matt Millen is known for his affinity for acquiring injured players. Millen got his best result when he took a chance drafting Shaun Rogers, who was coming off a serious knee injury his senior season at University of Texas.
Rogers responded with a breakout rookie year, but saw his stock plummet in his sophomore campaign with Detroit. Detroit drafted injured corner Chris Cash, who responded with a good rookie season and is currently penciled in as Detroit's nickle back.