• Detroit Lions sign two more defensive backs

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Apr 22, 2014
    The Detroit Lions open their voluntary mini-camp on Tuesday, and they'll have a pair of new defensive backs on the field for it. Anything the Lions can do to improve in coverage would be good." The Lions voluntary minicamp starts Tuesday at 3 p.m. The 27-year-old began his career as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2009, and also spent time with the Miami Dolphins Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins It's possible perhaps even probable both players are just on the roster for extra depth, but their stature should hit a familiar refrain for where the Lions are going with their cornerbacks. Then how do you explain why he used his first six picks in the 2012 NFL draft on defensive players following a season in which his team ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed? There are no absolutes when it comes to picking players, but need has to factor in.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Lions sign free-agent defensive end George Johnson

      George Johnson, a 6-4, 270-pound defensive end from Rutgers, was officially signed Tuesday morning. He was with the Vikings the last two seasons and with the Buccaneers the two before that.
      Source: detnews.com
  • Kiper: Assessing the Lions’ draft needs

    Despite signing free-agent safety James Ihedigbo and re-signing cornerback Rashean Mathis, the Detroit Lions still have plenty of holes in their secondary. So says ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. In an ESPN Insider piece, Kiper identified the top needs…
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Kiper: Assessing the Packers' draft needs

      Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson says it every year -- and no doubt will say it again -- that he doesn't draft for need. Then how do you explain why he used his first six picks in the 2012 NFL draft on defensive players following a season …
      Source: ESPN.com

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