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Geoff Schwartz Reportedly Agrees to Sign with Detroit Lions

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 1: Geoff Schwartz #74 of the New York Giants in action during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Giants 52-49. (Photo by Rob Leiter via Getty Images)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIMarch 4, 2016

Geoff Schwartz spent the last two years with the New York Giants, but since being released, he has decided to start the next chapter of his career with the Detroit Lions.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported the news of Schwartz's signing, noting the lineman, who is recovering from a broken leg, is a "good swing lineman at a minimum." Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the report, noting Schwartz signed a one-year contract.

Schwartz played only 13 games in two years for the Giants, and part of that is because he's getting older, as he told Christine Skopec of the Cheat Sheet.

"When you’re young and get banged up, you can bounce back from it so much faster," the 29-year-old said. "I remember I had sprained ankles in football and doctors saying you need to take off X amount of time, and I’d just play anyways."

While Schwartz isn't getting any younger, the Lions are hoping he can bounce back from an injury-ravaged season to help bolster a unit that gave up 44 sacks last year, the 10th most in the league.

 

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