Jason Fox not guaranteed Detroit Lions roster spot after injury

Jason Fox, an offensive lineman drafted in the fourth round in 2010, is in danger of not making the Detroit Lions out of training camp because of lingering injuries.

Fox missed the Lions' recent minicamp due to a knee injury, the latest in a line of setbacks that have hampered his career, according to MLive.com. He missed all of the 2011 season with a broken left foot, suffered during last year's training camp.

The Lions drafted Fox out of University of Miami with visions of him eventually earning a starting job at tackle, but the injuries have relegated him to competing for a backup role this season.

"He needs to put some time together where he's injury-free from an evaluation standpoint and proving that he can stay healthy over a long term," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said.

Fox has appeared in just four NFL games during his career.

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