Former Buffalo Bills’ offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio visited with the Detroit Lions after being released by Buffalo two weeks ago.
The Detroit Lions recently saw their starting left tackle go down with a shoulder injury that will keep him out for the first few games of the 2017 season. The team could be looking at a former Buffalo Bills‘ player to fill the void.
On Tuesday, according to a tweet sent out by Cyrus Kouandjio, the former second round draft pick by the Bills was headed to Detroit for a visit.
He added that he would be on his best behavior:
Kouandjio was released by Buffalo about two weeks ago to make room for WR Rod Streater. It came as a surprise to many, just being 23 years old and filling in admirably at left tackle when Cordy Glenn was injured.
To others, it isn’t that much of a surprise after the whirlwhind offseason Kouandjio has had so far. At the beginning of offseason, Kouandjio slipped in his house and injured his hip — requiring surgery.
Not too long after that, Kouandjio had a strange run-in with the police. They found the left tackle in a field near a Buffalo highway with a shirt and underwear on. When approached by authorities, he yelled ‘Shoot me!”
He wasn’t arrested for the incident and was taken to the hospital immediately.
After his release, I knew it was only a matter of time before another team snatched him up. At 23 years old, he has a lot of football left. Plus, people forget he was a second round draft pick that was originally slotted as one of the better tackles of his class. After failing a couple of physicals, Cyrus Kouandjio’s draft stock fell.
He’s a great kid with a lot ahead of him. I would also like to point out that he’s a player that just last year became a US citizen, fulfilling a 19-year dream — just adding to the great things that have happened to him since joining the NFL.
Not much has been said since Kouandjio’s tweet was sent out. We hope to learn more good news surrounding him soon. It helps that the Lions are in desperate need of a tackle that can start for at least a few games.
Kouandjio would certainly be a great addition for them.
Wishing you the best, Cyrus!
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