Linebacker moves on to Detroit

Free agent linebacker Nate Wayne is expected to meet with the Lions today. He left Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon without signing a contract and flew to Detroit.<p>

Wayne says that the Cleveland Browns also are interested in his services.

Wayne, released Monday by the Green Bay Packers for salary-cap reasons, told Philadelphia reporters that the Eagles are his "first priority," and saying: "I don't want to get hung up in too many visits."

"I think I'd fit in perfect" with Jim Johnson's aggressive defensive scheme, said Wayne, who led the Packers last season with 132 tackles. "I'm full of energy, exciting, hard-working."

Last week, the Eagles acquired Mark Simoneau in a trade with Atlanta and named him the successor to Shawn Barber at weakside linebacker. If the Birds were to sign Wayne, they apparently would move Simoneau to the middle and play Wayne at weakside linebacker.


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