1. CB Desmond King
The Houston Texans released King on Monday, as they let go of some veterans (Christian Kirksey, etc.).
King started 25 games for the Texans over the last two seasons, and he was productive (five interceptions, 14 pass breakups, at least 89 total tackles in both seasons). Last season, he allowed an 85.8 passer rating in his coverage with 10 tackles for loss (according to Pro Football Reference). He has never posted less than 51 total tackles in six NFL seasons.
King is a cornerback/safety hybrid, right in line with the versatility the Lions have added to their secondary this offseason. He also adds potential value as a return man.
Woodward Sports entertained the idea of the Lions signing King on Tuesday morning.
The recent news on Emmanuel Moseley (knee) is good, pointing to the possibility he's taken off the PUP list when the 53-man roster has to be locked down. Jerry Jacobs is a fine player, but as Woodward talked about if an upgrade could be had it might be nice. There's definitely something to Jeff Iafrate's idea of King replacing Will Harris on the roster. Along with playing over 900 defensive snaps for Houston last year, King also played over 100 special teams snaps.
The Lions might be content with the current shape of their secondary, with Moseley's health a potential tipping point one way or the other. But King is too good a player to just dismiss out of hand.