Jason Fox DET 6 Months
Jason Fox has nearly sewn up the Lions starting right tackle job.
Fox has beaten out Corey Hilliard and undrafted rookie LaAdrian Waddle. He'll slide into the vacancy created by Gosder Cherilus' departure, leaving Hilliard as a swing tackle on Sundays. Fox has appeared in just five games during his three-year NFL career.
Jason Fox DET 8 Months
The Lions' website gives Jason Fox the "slight edge" to win the starting right tackle job.
A fourth-round pick in 2010, Fox has appeared in just five career games and dealt with injuries in each of his first three seasons. Now that he's finally healthy, he'll compete for playing time with Corey Hilliard in training camp. Despite his limited experience, Fox is considered the favorite to start.
Jason Fox DET 9 Months
Lions OTs Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard will split reps equally at right tackle in training camp.
Both players split reps during OTAs and minicamp, and that will continue over the summer as the Lions look for one of the two to step into Gosder Cherilus' old position. "We'll keep them as equal as we can and let guys work with different groups," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. Fox has been viewed as the favorite to win the job, but he has never started an NFL game.
Jason Fox DET 10 Months
DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman suggests Jason Fox is the leading candidate to start at right tackle.
Fox, a 2010 fourth-rounder, has appeared in all of five career games, and he's expected to compete with Corey Hilliard for the job. After the Lions experienced some of the best O-line continuity over the past few years, they'll be employing three new starters up front at left and right tackle and right guard.
Jason Fox DET 11 Months
Lions re-signed OT Jason Fox to a one-year, $1.32 million contract.
A restricted free agent, Fox was tendered at the original-round level. Fox is expected to be in the mix for the Lions' right tackle job, but injuries have limited the 2010 fourth-round pick to just five appearances in three years. He needs to stay healthy before anything else.
Jason Fox DET 12 Months
Lions extended an original-pick tender to restricted free agent OT Jason Fox.
Fox was a fourth-round pick in 2010, so he won't be going anywhere. Fox is expected to compete with Corey Hilliard and possibly others for the starting right tackle job in Detroit. GM Martin Mayhew recently said the Lions think Fox has "starter-type talent level."
Jason Fox DET Feb 23 '13
Lions GM Martin Mayhew considers OT Jason Fox a "leading candidate" to start in 2013.
"Obviously he's had injuries in his first couple seasons," Mayhew said. "We think he has a starter-type talent level. He has the size. He's strong enough. Good technician. We think he has the ability to start for us." The Lions released Stephen Peterman earlier this offseason, so Fox or Riley Reiff will be given a starting role either at guard or tackle next season. Impending free agent Gosder Cherilus could also be allow to hit the open market.