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Chris Houston will be staying in Detroit

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The Lions took a break from trying to sign running back Reggie Bush and safety Glover Quin to retain one of their own free agents on Wednesday.

According to both his agent and Tim Twentyman of the Lions website, cornerback Chris Houston has agreed to stay with the team that he’s played for since 2010. Twentyman reports that it is a five-year deal.

Retaining Houston, the 27th-ranked free agent on PFT’s Hot 100, allows the Lions to keep some continuity in a secondary that is going to look much different in the 2013 season. Some would argue that continuity isn’t a good thing given the way the Lions defensive backs played in 2012, but Houston was definitely the best of a disappointing group. Keeping him and adding Quin would be steps toward better results the next time around.

Financial terms haven’t been revealed, but Houston is the first of the top cornerbacks on the market to agree to a new deal. That could lead to more activity around the league as other corners (and their agents) use Houston’s deal to help figure out where their own deals will land.

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19 Responses to “Chris Houston will be staying in Detroit”
  1. redruckus81 says: Mar 13, 2013 10:40 AM

    Very happy to have him back. He isnt Revis but he is a good all around CB that has played well in his time in Detroit

  2. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2013 10:41 AM

    the Eagles send out scouts to take a look at him but determined we don’t need him we are currently stacked at that position. Scraps fellas, scraps

  3. cptkickurass says: Mar 13, 2013 10:42 AM

    If anyone was made to be a Texan it’s him…

  4. padresb says: Mar 13, 2013 10:46 AM

    I think this is a solid play. He’s the best we had and will provide some continuity.

  5. mnrube23 says: Mar 13, 2013 10:49 AM

    Lol Eagles dont need him…Um what did the Eagles do last year? Oh thats right..Nothing! They could almost use anything. Stop posting on anything that doesn’t even evolve your team. DAVE we get it your a Eagles fan.

  6. cptkickurass says: Mar 13, 2013 10:49 AM

    The thought of intercepting Ponder 6 times this year was too much to pass up on…

  7. Just a Fan says: Mar 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    One of the best trades the Lions have made was to get Houston from Atlanta. Wouldn’t mind trying to get Grimes (coming off major injury) on the cheap to pair with him. Lacey is solid and could start….but would like to see them draft Dee Milner to pair with Houston. Avril no interest yet, maybe Detroit calls to let him know he can always come home.

  8. isphet71 says: Mar 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    What’s up with all the delusional Eagles and Redskins fans trolling the boards? Must be some bad water flowing in that area.

    I wonder if they even realize how similar they are to each other. They are practically identical.

  9. kingmj4891 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:00 AM

    flavordave says:
    Mar 13, 2013 10:41 AM
    the Eagles send out scouts to take a look at him but determined we don’t need him we are currently stacked at that position. Scraps fellas, scraps

    It sad that people like this and logicalvoice ruin such a wonderful site with crap loads of pointless comments

  10. gagiants says: Mar 13, 2013 11:12 AM

    flavordave:Eagles don’t need them cuz they sent out scouts?Scraps?

    Dude I’m a giants fan and eventhough we just signed back Aaron Ross again(I think anyway) which I’m not too happy about because he wasn’t exactly great when he was there I’m not hating on other signings. He’s done better than the cornerbacks the Eagles have and seems to be in the right place at the right time. Just calm down and watch your team be a bottom feeder again. May have a chance if they get a Oline and a better QB and finally use Lesean McCoy the right way. Until then we shall see……that’s all you can say right now.

  11. footballfather says: Mar 13, 2013 11:15 AM

    Don’t forget about Bill Bentley……He’ll be returning from his injury and should be a solid contributor.

  12. mdcards4life says: Mar 13, 2013 11:17 AM

    flavordave, your team is so laughable, i mean you lost to my beloved cardinal with kolb as qb i mean it was so funny to see it. we have no qb but yet we not only won but destroyed ur team. not just last yr but the last 3 games we have played the eagles. rememeber 2008 nfc conf. i sure do.. where where you…lmao. advice for you, be humble n just maybe ur team maybe 500. but keep it up and we all will hammer at you n ur team.

  13. lilrob10201 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:49 AM

    Thar dude is not a real Eagles fan as you can see or he would of not posted something stupid like that.He is like the logicalvoice of the Eagles fan,but he is not a Eagles fan.

  14. lks311 says: Mar 13, 2013 11:53 AM

    flavordave says:
    Mar 13, 2013 10:41 AM
    the Eagles send out scouts to take a look at him but determined we don’t need him we are currently stacked at that position. Scraps fellas, scraps
    ____________
    Of all the teams’ fans that could have weighed in, we get the gums flapping from one of the four teams the Lions beat last season and drafting higher than them in April. Priceless.

  15. mjkelly77 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:15 PM

    WTF? Why was the following comment removed?

    flavordave says:Mar 13, 2013 10:41 AM

    the Eagles send out scouts to take a look at him but determined we don’t need him we are currently stacked at that position. Scraps fellas, scraps
    ________________

    Funny. The “dream team” finished with the same record that the Lions had. And against lesser competition … that’s why the eagles are drafting before the Lions are. Not to mention the additional negative 100 point differential when compared to the Lions. Funny.

  16. mjkelly77 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:25 PM

    WTF? Why was the following comment removed? And TWICE??

    flavordave says:Mar 13, 2013 10:41 AM
    the Eagles send out scouts to take a look at him but determined we don’t need him we are currently stacked at that position. Scraps fellas, scraps
    _______________
    Funny. The “dream team” finished with the same record that the Lions had. And against lesser competition … that’s why the eagles are drafting before the Lions are. Not to mention the additional negative 100 point differential when compared to the Lions. Funny.

  17. audioflint says: Mar 13, 2013 12:47 PM

    Now snag Winfield if possible (for cheap). Good veteran leadership.

  18. jmacphee9 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:47 PM

    houston is a very underrated CB, he is pretty good. glad lions locked him back up. now only if he had some others to play with..

  19. shontcy44 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:51 PM

    Good to keep Houston around keeping a solid healthy defensive backfield will really help us get back to playoff football. Hoping we can sign Quinn as well. Solid DBs, the best defensive tackle tandem in the league and a prolific passing attack……… Reggie bush would complete the puzzle for versatility! Lions are building a solid team with a bright future! Restore the ROAR!!

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