Injuries have slowed progress of Lions CB Spievey
No question the secondary was a huge issue going into the offseason and remains a question mark. They have added veterans like Chris Houston and Jonathan Wade, but they also looked for help in the draft.
The Lions drafted CB Amari Spievey in the third round to give them help where they need it most.
Spievey, who played at Iowa, was hampered early in the offseason by “tight hips” and could not participate fully in workouts.
“He’s like all the rookies he’s spotty, does some good things and does some not-so-good things. His learning process, he’s going against veteran players and gets beat sometime. ... He’s still not where he needs to be physically, not through his own fault because of injury he was nursing going into the draft. He’s behind a little bit there,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said.
Spievey didn’t lift at the Combine because of a left shoulder stinger. He’s been participating in OTAs, but we’ll get a much better idea of how he can fit in once training camp starts.
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