The Lions, lying in wait for a new year...
Needing help in the secondary, the Detroit Lions signed another depth cornerback on Monday -- Cassius Vaughn from Indianapolis. Is Vaughn any different than the depth corners the Lions already have: Chris Greenwood, Jonte Green, Bill Bentley and even corner/safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah? Tough to say, as Bentley has mostly played nickel and Green, Greenwood and Owusu-Ansah only saw limited duty.
"Was the Colts’ fourth defensive back most of the season. Jumped up into the starting lineup after Greg Toler went down with a hamstring because the Colts wanted to keep Darius Butler at nickelback," Wells wrote. "The Vaughn experiment lasted only four games after he struggled against Houston, St. Louis, Tennessee and Houston. Vaughn ended up falling so far on the depth chart by the end of the season that he was a healthy inactive for their playoff game against Kansas City.
"Great locker room guy. All his teammates liked him. He would be a go-to quote player if he was starter. Funny and personable."
So it sounds like he'll mesh well into the locker room. Whether he gets on the field or not is another matter.
And now, a look at Lions news from around the Interwebs:
Dan Orlovsky is excited to return to the Lions -- even as he understands why others would have concerns about it. Breaking down Orlovsky's contract. No Ndamukong Suh but good turnout at Lions workout. Taylor Lewan's arraignment is delayed until after the NFL draft.
Martin Mayhew and the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.
Dominic Raiola wants a better end to 2014 than 2013, writes Carlos Monarrez in the Detroit Free Press.
The Lions are going to meet with LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, writes Josh Katzenstein in the Detroit News.
Cody Latimer, a wide receiver from Indiana, will visit the Lions, writes Justin Rogers of MLive.