The Detroit Lions have had one of the worst running games in the NFL for the past several seasons. It seems they are more than determined to break that mold in 2018. On the heels of talking to running backs DeMarco Murray and Jonathan Stewart without any success, the Lions brought in Frank Gore on the first day of free agency. Now, things are getting even more interesting down in Allen Park.

Gore deal coming?

Veteran running back Frank Gore arrived in Detroit late Wednesday night for a visit with the Lions, and early indications are pointing to him not leaving.

According to a CBS report, the Lions and Gore are drawing close to striking a deal that would bring the 13-year journeyman to Motown. Gore has been the epitome of consistency during his entire NFL career, including the last three seasons while playing with the Indianapolis Colts.

Averaging just under 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons, and not missing a game in the last six years, Gore wants to prove he still has plenty left in the tank -- and that is music to Detroit Lions fans everywhere. Gore has rushed for over 1,000 yards nine times in his career, and in two of the last three seasons, he fell just 40 yards short of the 1k mark. That is consistency.

Blount could add double trouble

On the verge of a possible deal with Frank Gore, the Lions are hoping to add another veteran running back as well. Mlive reports via ESPN that Detroit is very interested in running back Legarrette Blount. The sports giant indicated Thursday morning that the 31-year old Blount is expected to visit Detroit on Friday.

Blount could bring several things to a Lions team that they are desperately looking for -- besides just a powerful runner. Blount, like Gore, brings veteran leadership to a running back corps that doesn't exactly have stability or a good track record. He also has been on teams that just know how to win, and he was a big part of his previous teams' success.

The Lions haven't had any kind of running back that poses a threat since Barry Sanders walked away from the game back in 1999. Before Sanders, it was Billy Sims who was forced out of the game back in 1984 due to injuries after just four-and-a-half seasons in the league.

Blount rushed for 766 yards while scoring two touchdowns with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. The bruising running back has played in 11 postseason games, compiled 5,881 rushing yards, and 51 touchdowns in his eight-year career.