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Lions agree to deal with cornerback Justin Miller

It looks like the Lions are going to replace the guy they cut after two offseason arrests with a guy who hasn’t played in two years.

According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, the Lions have agreed to a one-year deal with cornerback Justin Miller. Earlier this week, they released troubled cornerback Aaron Berry, in their loudest statement on character yet this offseason.

The 28-year-old Miller was a second-round pick of the Jets in 2005, and has bounced from the Raiders, back to the Jets and to the Cardinals, who released him in final cuts in 2010.

Back when he played, Miller was a good return man, earning a Pro Bowl nod as a return specialist after his second season.

Miller joins an odd lot of corners competing for a starting job opposite Chris Houston, with newcomers Jacob Lacey and Alphonso Smith joining three draft picks in the mix.

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13 Responses to “Lions agree to deal with cornerback Justin Miller”
  1. blackandbluedivision says: Jul 25, 2012 2:45 PM

    A secondary full of nickel corners…even one that hasn’t played in two years.

  2. polarbearstoenails says: Jul 25, 2012 2:49 PM

    This will be Alphonso Smith’s third year on the team numb nuts

  3. burnzy32 says: Jul 25, 2012 2:51 PM

    we might as well go old school High School and run a 4-4 defense……dang these young kids and their pass happy offenses

  4. jonpeezy says: Jul 25, 2012 2:52 PM

    Miller time! Meaning, get liquored up and jump behind the wheel,mper Lions standard operating procedures.

  5. tigers182 says: Jul 25, 2012 2:53 PM

    I know the pickings are slim, but eh. Not impresseed.

    One of those rookies is on the PUP list too.

  6. bbwd75 says: Jul 25, 2012 3:03 PM

    great another has been who never was. my hopes are starting to fade away again

  7. eeerockski says: Jul 25, 2012 3:06 PM

    Sounds like the Lions defense is gonna be a team to target when it comes to choosing between wr’s, te’s and qb’s in fantasy football matchups.

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 25, 2012 3:24 PM

    well im drafting stafford , megatron (well obvious,hes a stud) cause they will have to score big points to keep up with teams

  9. macarwolf says: Jul 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    This is actually a better upgrade and character over Aaron Berry.

  10. izlez says: Jul 25, 2012 4:09 PM

    This is now the 2nd article you called Alphonso Smith a “newcomer”. So apparently, it wasn’t a typo. You just aren’t very good at your job.

  11. ppc50 says: Jul 25, 2012 4:27 PM

    They will go after Jenkins from the Cowboys even more aggressively. Jones should suggest a trade: Jenkins for Pettigrew or Burleson and see if it works.

  12. spedman24 says: Jul 25, 2012 5:32 PM

    Very good KR guy

  13. bigwalt2990 says: Jul 26, 2012 7:26 AM

    He’s obviously got ball skills or he wouldn’t be a return man. And he’s obviously got open field ability….. Maybe we can mold him to play DB, #6WR, #5RB and KR/PR. Take on Stephan Logan’s role, plus a little more.

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