Pontiac, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions on Friday agreed to terms with guard Damien Woody.
Woody spent the last five seasons with the New England Patriots and was considered one of the best available free-agent lineman. Woody was an All-Pro selection in 2002.
Last year with the Pats, Woody was injured in the divisional playoff win over Tennessee and placed on injured reserve. He then missed the AFC Championship and the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, the Lions also agreed to terms with cornerback Fernando Bryant. The free agent was a five-year starter with Jacksonville. Bryant, who is a former first-round pick (26th-overall) by the Jaguars, posted 61 tackles and one interception in 2003.