Lions boost secondary with addition of C.C. Brown
The secondary is perhaps the weak spot on the roster at this point, but the Lions added a veteran safety Monday when they signed free agent C.C. Brown, according to reports.
Brown started seven of the 16 games he played for the N.Y. Giants last season. He finished with 69 tackles. He was a restricted free agent, but the Giants withdrew their tender offer in April.
From 2005-2008 the 27-year-old safety was as starter for the Houston Texans. He had a career-high 84 tackles when he started all 16 games for the Texans in 2007.
Brown is expected to compete for playing time at strong safety with Marvin White, Marquand Manuel, Daniel Bullocks and Ko Simpson (once he recovers from knee surgery).