With signing of Chris Houston, are the Lions set at cornerback?
Quite possibly. Although GM Martin Mayhew is never quite done tinkering with the roster.
They re-signed Chris Houston on Sunday, reportedly to a two-year deal.
The 26-year-old Houston will enter his second season in Detroit after playing his first three seasons in Atlanta. He played in 15 games last season, finishing with 56 tackles (50 solo), one interception, one forced fumble and a dozen passes defended.
Houston’s signing was expected.
He will start, the question is who will play beside him. Alphonso Smith is a possibility, but he’s out at least temporarily with a broken foot.
Coach Jim Schwartz liked what he saw in Aaron Berry from the first day of camp on Friday. Berry was an undrafted free agent last season.
He started the opener at Chicago and intercepted a Jay Cutler pass to set up a Jahvid Best touchdown. But he injured his shoulder in the second quarter and was out for the season.
Schwartz mentioned Berry even though he was not asked about him which is a little unusual for the tight-lipped coach.
Other cornerbacks currently signed include Eric Wright, Nathan Vasher, Brandon McDonald, Prince MIller and Paul Pratt.
Earlier Sunday, the Lions agreed to a deal with free agent LB Stephen Tulloch.
Like the other free agents who have signed, Tulloch and Houston won’t be able to practice with the Lions until Thursday, the official start of the season. There remains a possibility that day could be moved up though.
Monday’s practice, the first one open to the general public, has been moved up to a start time of 9:15 a.m.
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