2013 NFL Free Agency: Detroit Lions Reach Agreement With Ex-Texans Safety Glover Quin

Good-bye, GQ. - Bob Levey

Another day, another former mid-round Houston Texans draft pick heads to greener pastures as Glover Quin heads to Detroit.

The Detroit Lions have been active today. They re-signed cornerback Chris Houston, restructured defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and added defensive tackle Jason Jones and running back Reggie Bush. Now, add former Houston Texans safety Glover Quin to the haul, per ESPN insider Adam Schefter.

No terms of the agreement have been released at this time, but, needless to say, safety becomes a need for the Texans as whipping boy Shiloh Keo now is slotted to start next to Danieal Manning.

In Quin, the Lions get a strong in-the-box safety. After moving from cornerback, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips began really bringing the best out of Quin by using him to stop running backs and blitz off the edge. Just ask Tennessee's Jake Locker about that last fact. Quin, though no Ed Reed in coverage, was able to adequately play both zone and man for Wade's scheme.

While a loss, the Texans should be able to fill Quin's void. There are a few safeties who would fill in admirably, like Charles Woodson, Michael Huff, or Kenny Phillips, that could be signed right now, or the Texans could look to draft a safety or two to fill the void. D.J. Swearinger time anyone?

EDIT: Apparently, this isn't a done deal.

Get it together, Adam.

SECOND EDIT: Houston Chronicle writer Tania Ganguli says the Texans are not done yet.

Look at that, a Houston sportswriter actually, y'know, reporting.

THIRD EDIT: It's done, y'all. Quin's a Lion.

Hopefully, they overpaid.

FINAL EDIT: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport brings us the reported deal.


It sounds like a fair deal for Quin, but, BEFORE YOU RAGE, check out what Ganguli brings us.

Sounds like the Texans have eyes for another safety and Quin was not part of the long-term plans.
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