EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - NOVEMBER 28: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants is tackled by Justin Durant #56 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during their game on November 28 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Vaughn McClure, Bears beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, is reporting that linebacker Justin Durant has agreed to a two year deal with the Lions.
Durant, a 2nd round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft out of Hampton University, is not a surprising departure as the Jaguars made it clear that they would not be attempting to resign him. He leaves the Jaguars with 42 career starts and 272 career tackles over a four year period, never starting more than 13 games in a single season.
Although his leaving was not a surprise by any means, it does leave a open slot in the Jaguars starting defense at the outside linebacker position. A position that could very likely be filled by Colts free agent linebacker, Clint Session, who is reportedly in negotiations with the Jaguars.
Prior to coming to an agreement with Durant, the Lions were reportedly in pursuit of Titans free agent linebacker, Stephen Tulloch. It's unknown whether they will continue to do so with Durant now in Detroit.