Justin Bannan DL DET 11 Months

Free agent DT Justin Bannan worked out for the Bears.

With Nate Collins (ACL) and Henry Melton (ACL) done for the season, the Bears are desperately looking for interior line depth. Bannan, 34, would be at least be a big body that can plug some holes.

Justin Bannan DL DET 11 Months

Lions released DT Justin Bannan.

Bannan, 34, played 29 snaps the first three weeks after being signed in mid-August. The 13-year veteran is nearing the end of the line.

Justin Bannan DL DET Aug 15 '13

Lions signed DT Justin Bannan, formerly of the Broncos.

Bannan, 34, visited the Lions nearly a month ago. He started 15 games for Denver last season, racking up 42 tackles. Bannan will provide veteran depth.

Justin Bannan DL DET Jul 22 '13

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports the Chargers remain interested in free agent DT Justin Bannan.

The Bolts were reportedly interested in Bannan last month, but nothing materialized. The 34-year-old is visiting the Lions on Monday. He doesn't pack the stat sheet, but Bannan is quality veteran depth with a knack for tying up blockers. He'd likely see the field more often in San Diego.

Justin Bannan DL DET Jul 19 '13

Free agent DT Justin Bannan will visit the Lions on Monday.

It will be Bannan's first visit of free agency. The Chargers were reportedly interested in the 34-year-old last month, but nothing came of it. Bannan started 15 games for the Broncos last season, recording 42 tackles.

Justin Bannan DL DET Jun 04 '13

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports the Chargers are interested in free agent DL Justin Bannan.

The Chargers are searching for veteran depth, and coach Mike McCoy got to see Bannan up close and personal in Denver last season. Heading into his age-34 campaign, Bannan still did a good job of trying up multiple blockers in 2012.

Justin Bannan DL DET Mar 05 '13

The Denver Post considers the Broncos more likely to re-sign free agent DT Kevin Vickerson than Justin Bannan.

Justin Bannan DL DET Jan 14 '13

Impending free agents DT Justin Bannan and S Jim Leonhard hope to re-sign with the Broncos this offseason.

"This is my home. This is where our family has settled," said the 33-year-old Bannan. "I take a lot of pride in this city." Leonhard, 30, called the Broncos the most talented team he's ever been on. Fellow free agent MLB Keith Brooking hasn't thought about the 2013 season.

Justin Bannan DL DET Apr 11 '12

Broncos agreed to terms with DT Justin Bannan.

The Broncos were desperate for a veteran presence up front after losing Brodrick Bunkley to the Saints. Turning 33 next week, Bannan is still an asset as an early-down run stuffer. Denver will still target a defensive line prospect or two in the draft. Bannan's signing allows more flexibility in the first couple of rounds, however.

Justin Bannan DL DET Apr 05 '12

Free agent DT Justin Bannon visited the Broncos on Thursday.

Bannon played in Denver under Josh McDaniels two years ago. The Broncos are in need of defensive tackle help with Marcus Thomas weighing offers from three teams and Brodrick Bunkley now in New Orleans.