WEEK IN REVIEW: Lions continue to add to roster

What's general manger Bob Quinn's philosophy on roster building?

"I think the best way to build a football team is through the draft," Quinn said Thursday evening. "And you can supplement through free agency when you have some real serious needs. That's my philosophy and that's the best way to build this team long-term.

"I think it's really important to not get into the hype of free agency and see these other teams go crazy because over the long haul that doesn't work. Not in my opinion. I want to build this thing the right way and build it for the long-term."

Although Quinn doesn't believe in the free agency hype, that doesn't mean the Lions are standing pat.

With the draft less than a month away, the Lions continue to add to the roster with the free agent signings of cornerback Darrin Walls and offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz.

Walls spent the last four seasons with the New York Jets. He played in 13 games in 2015 where he recorded three tackles, three pass defenses and seven special teams tackles.

Schwartz is coming off a two-year stint with the New York Giants. Last season he started 11 games at guard before missing the final five games due to injury.

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The Lions hosted their annual Season Ticket Member Summit Thursday evening. Attendees toured Ford Field, interacted with alumni and participated in a Q&A session with president Rod Wood, general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Jim Caldwell.


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