Covington, 29, joins the Lions after two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers. Detroit is his fifth team in six seasons, including his final year with the Houston Texans in 2018. Covington was a fifth-round pick by the Texans out of Rice in the 2015 NFL draft.
A Canadian native, Covington can play both end and tackle at 290 pounds. His 2022 season ended with a torn pectoral muscle. Covington has started 32 career games, logging 9.5 sacks and 196 total tackles.
Lions defensive depth chart projection after the 2023 NFL Draft