Cornerback was one of the spots the Lions were expected to target in free agency and they’ve finally signed one.
The team have agreed to terms with cornerback Jacob Lacey, according to Tim Twentyman of the team’s website. Lacey became a free agent when the Colts opted against tendering him as a restricted free agent. Lacey has started 27 games for the Colts during his three-year NFL career, picking up five interceptions and two touchdowns along the way.
He lost his job in the starting lineup in 2011 thanks in part to a high burn rate in pass coverage, but he has played well against the run during his career. With Eric Wright in Tampa, there will be an opportunity for Lacey to earn a lot of playing time in Detroit next season.
The Lions also announced that they have re-signed free agent defensive tackle Andre Fluellen. Fluellen has played every defensive line position for the Lions over the course of his career and should remain a valuable backup piece for them in 2012.