Lehman opts for Lions over Falcons

Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press reports that free agent linebacker Teddy Lehman was set to work out for the Falcons Saturday morning. Lehman was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this week. But after arriving in Atlanta at 5 am on Saturday, he received a call from his former team the Detroit Lions and opted to return there.

Lehman was a prolific linebacker at Oklahoma, winning the Chuck Bednarik and Dick Butkus Awards as a senior. He was drafted in the second round by the Lions in 2004. He started 16 games as a rookie, but injuries and disappointing play made him a backup the following three seasons. He signed with the Bucs this off-season.

The Falcons recently signed linebacker Coy Wire. Their interest in both players indicates some concern over their depth at linebacker.

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