The Detroit Lions brought in former New York Giants safety Stevie Brown for a workout Tuesday and ended up signing wide receiver Kaelin Clay to the team's practice squad, according to ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates.
Brown is notable because he was tied for second in the NFL in interceptions in 2012, with eight. The former Michigan linebacker/safety has bounced around the NFL since being drafted by Oakland in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. He's played with the Raiders, Colts and Giants and spent part of the 2015 training camp with Houston.
He has played in 55 career games, making 115 tackles along with eight interceptions. The Lions did not sign him -- at least not immediately -- as he didn't appear on the official transaction wire.
The Lions also worked out safety Charles Godfrey, who played 88 games and had 11 interceptions between Carolina and Atlanta, and defensive back Brandain Ross, who has made 144 tackles in a three-year career between Oakland, Green Bay and Miami.
Detroit also brought in tight end Mickey Shuler, the son of former New York Jets tight end Mickey Shuler, for a workout. Shuler has played in nine games between Minnesota, Miami and Jacksonville, making two catches for 44 yards.
Then they worked out and signed Clay, who was a sixth-round pick for Tampa Bay in this year's draft. The Lions had brought Clay in on a pre-draft visit when they were looking to find kick return help.