Lions Hosted DT Shamar Stephen For Visit


According to Howard Balzer, the Detroit Lions brought free agent DT Shamar Stephen for a visit on Friday.

This is the first reported interest in Stephen since the free agent market officially opened.

Stephen, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Vikings back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,285,148 contract with the Minnesota Vikings and is testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career.

In 2017, Stephen appeared in 15 games for the Vikings and recorded 28 tackles and one sack. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 87 interior defender out of 122 qualifying players.