Lions coach Jim Schwartz bringing in veteran players after poor preseason game

Jim Schwartz insists that he's not trying to send any of his players a message.

That's not going to stop him from bringing in veteran players, though.

After bringing in four defenders in the wake of a poor performance Thursday in Cleveland, the Lions signed offensive tackle Kevin Haslem, who has played 10 games in a three-year career. Now on his fifth NFL team, Haslem was released by the Patriots last week, and the Lions picked him up to replace tackle Austin Holtz.

No matter what Schwartz says, though, the influx of new players should have some players looking over their shoulders. The Lions started the process on Thursday, picking up 34-year-old defensive tackle Justin Bannan, who has spent most of his career with the Bills and Ravens.