Oct 22, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) watches as strong safety Amari Spievey (42) tackles Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Amari Spievey Staying with Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions decided against a restricted free agent tender for safety Amari Spievey, but they have agreed to a deal to keep their former third round pick in town.

Spievey has been an inconsistent performer but has shown improvement during his time in Detroit. A tender would have been a no-brainer except that Spievey has battled concussion issues. While it was obviously enough to give the Lions caution in proceeding with Spievey, the Lions aren’t dealing with another Jahvid Best situation.

That’s good news and makes the news of Spievey’s deal all the more positive, especially considering the state of the Lions safety depth chart.

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