Millen entertains injured running back

On Monday, the Detroit Lions entertained unrestricted free agent running back Olandis Gary formerly of the Denver Broncos. Lions president Matt Millen is known for his affinity for acquiring injured players, although it is unknown whether or not a contract was offered to Gary.

(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.

The Broncos decided to go in a different direction at the position, drafting former University of Miami star Clinton Portis allowing Gary to become a free agent.

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.

Detroit recently signed unrestricted free agent running back Shawn Bryson formerly of the Buffalo Bills, who is also coming off a leg injury.


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