The Detroit Lions were already having a good day in the free agent market by re-signing Chris Houston and adding Jason Jones and Reggie Bush. Well, the day just got even better with Adam Schefter’s report that the team has agreed to terms with safety Glover Quin.
Detroit’s haul continues: Former Texans S Glover Quin reached agreement with the Lions.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Quin fills a desperate need at safety, especially with Louis Delmas testing the free agent market. Unlike Delmas, Quin brings a track record of health having missed just one game in his four professional seasons.
Originally drafted as a cornerback by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2008 draft, Quin moved to safety and brings a versatile set of skills to the position. Whether or not Quin ends up as a direct replacement for Delmas remains to be seen but he would represent an improvement at the position in terms of cover ability.
Quin finished with a sack, two interceptions and two forced fumbles for the Texans last season and adds a much-needed playmaking presence in the Lions secondary.
This probably wraps up the Lions’ big moves in free agency. A solid draft puts this team back in playoff chase and makes a disappointing 2012 season a distant memory.