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.
Detroit's haul continues: Former Texans S Glover Quin reached agreement with the Lions.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
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.
Hold off on Glover Quin's agreement with Detroit. Another source said, Not so fast. Situations in free agency, as we see, can be fluid.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Get it together, Adam.
SECOND EDIT: Houston Chronicle writer Tania Ganguli says the Texans are not done yet.
ESPN's initial report withdrawn, and we are also told that the #Texans are still in play for S Glover Quin.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 13, 2013
Look at that, a Houston sportswriter actually, y'know, reporting.
THIRD EDIT: It's done, y'all. Quin's a Lion.
Lions have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with S Glover Quin, according to league source.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 13, 2013
Hopefully, they overpaid.
FINAL EDIT: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport brings us the reported deal.
Glover Quin gets around $5M per year from the #Lions, source says. But until we see the deal, doesn't mean a ton— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2013
It sounds like a fair deal for Quin, but, BEFORE YOU RAGE, check out what Ganguli brings us.
Wow, Glover Quin's agent just told me the #Texans never made an official offer for him. They talked conceptually at the combine.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 13, 2013
Sounds like the Texans have eyes for another safety and Quin was not part of the long-term plans.