Lions Worked Out QB Jeff Driskel & OL Caleb Benenoch

     

According to Field Yates, the Lions brought in former Bengals QB Jeff Driskel for a visit on Friday. 

Tom Pelissero adds that the Lions also worked out OL Caleb Benenoch.

This is the first reported interest in Driskel since he became available earlier in the week.

Driskel, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2016. He was waived by the 49ers at the start of the 2016 season and was later claimed off of waivers by the Bengals.

Cincinnati placed Driskel on injured reserve coming out of the preseason. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.45 million deal when the Bengals waived him from injured reserve with a settlement.

In 2018, Driskel appeared in nine games for the Bengals and completed 59.7 percent of his passes for 1,003 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

Benenoch, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.823 million contract and set to make a base salary of $720,000 for the 2019 season when the Buccaneers waived him earlier in the week. 

Benenoch cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

In 2019, Benenoch has appeared in one game for the Buccaneers and drawing a start.

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