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Bengals Defensive Tackle DJ Reader Still Unsigned, Expected to Visit Lions

The 29-year-old is taking visits.

CINCINNATI — Defensive tackle DJ Reader has a visit scheduled with the Lions, league sources tell All Bengals. He's expected to meet with Detroit on Thursday. 

The veteran is recovering after suffering a torn quad tendon in December. The Bengals are hoping to re-sign Reader, but the Lions have shown strong interest over the past few days. 

Reader, 29, is considered the top defensive tackle on the market with guys like Christian Wilkins and Leonard Williams agreeing to multi-year contracts. 

The Lions probably want to take a closer look at Reader and get an idea of where he's at physically before signing him to a long-term extension. There are other teams interested in Reader, but Detroit appears to be the favorite to snatch him from the Bengals and add him to their defensive line room. 

Malik Wright was the first to report the news.

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