Detroit Lions sign Barry Richardson

St. Louis Rams tackle Barry Richardson (79) blocks Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in Miami . (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

St. Louis Rams tackle Barry Richardson (79) blocks Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in Miami . (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

With injuries piling up at the offensive tackle position, the Lions decided to make a move to add some extra depth. Specifically, they decided to go ahead and sign offensive tackle Barry Richardson.

Richardson, who joins the Lions after starting all 16 games for the St. Louis Rams in 2012. Before that, he started all 16 games in both 2010 and 2011 for the Kansas City Chiefs, which drafted him in the sixth round in 2008 draft. More recently, Richardson was with the Tennessee Titans this past summer, but was released  in August.

The Lions signed Richardson because Riley Reiff, Corey Hilliard and Jason Fox are all injured. Reiff may be able to play this week, and Fox could potentially return after missing most of the season with various injuries. Hilliard is expected to be out, however, so the Lions needed the extra depth.

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