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Reggie Bush captured most of the attention, but the Lions' signing of safety Glover Quin might prove to be the key free agent move. Five reasons Quin was a good acquisition.
1. He’s durable which has to be one of the reasons he was so attractive to the Lions who have struggled with so many defensive back injuries the last few years. Quin started every game for the Houston Texans the last three seasons.
2. He’s multidimensional — he played cornerback in college at New Mexico. He can play nickel, dime, deep and man to man.
3. A young veteran, he has leadership qualities which the Lions find attractive too.
4. Statistics don’t tell the whole story but his are good. Last season he had 14 pass defenses, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, a sack and 84 tackles. He has five interceptions in four NFL seasons.