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Lions sign Glover Quin

Glover Quin,  Jake Locker AP

UPDATE 3:08 p.m. ET: This deal isn’t done yet.

The Detroit Lions have made a big addition to their suspect secondary.

Glover Quin, a safety who has been a starter for the Texans since they drafted him in 2009, has signed with the Lions, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Running back Reggie Bush was widely viewed as the Lions’ top offensive target, and Quin was widely viewed as the Lions’ defensive target. Now Detroit has gone two-for-two.

Quin is the No. 38 player on our Free Agent Hot 100. He’ll serve as a strong addition to a Detroit secondary that will likely lose safety Louis Delmas. And although Delmas has been an excellent safety when healthy, durability is the big reason that the Lions will be more comfortable with Quin: Delmas missed half of last season and has never played all 16 games in any season, while Quin has started all 16 games for three straight seasons.

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30 Responses to “Lions sign Glover Quin”
  1. scoops1 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    Rogers torched this guy last season…and he will do it 2x a season now

  2. supergruby says: Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    C’mon flavordave. Say something stupid.

  3. hyzers says: Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    Wow, is this real life? Upgraded at 3 positions and sitting well at #5. Restructured Suh’s contract. Now go get Fisher or Joeckel and this team could compete for the North.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    Still pending the numbers on all these deals, but I like what the Lions have done today. It’s a step in the right direction! Now they need to focus on executing a couple of key trades in coordination with the draft and they can really develop a nice shape to enter the season. Good stuff!

  5. sapp666 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:49 PM

    Good riddance to an overrated and worn out Delmas and a big welcome to Detroit to Quinn. Great signing and pretty good day overall for the Lions.

  6. tigers182 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:50 PM

    Rogers torched most DBs last year. If that’s your measuring stick, you’re going to have a hard time putting together a backfield.

  7. flash1283 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:51 PM

    Brady and Rogers torched this guy.

  8. mjkelly77 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:51 PM

    THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!!

  9. juke1220 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:53 PM

    YES!

  10. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 13, 2013 2:53 PM

    Hahahahhaaa flavordave does spew stupidy. Ponder can’t wait to torch this guy…………

  11. schwartzpower says: Mar 13, 2013 2:54 PM

    Hey flash who didn’t they torch.

  12. veence69 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:54 PM

    And after every move the Lions make, have ever made, will ever make:

    They’re still the Lions. 9-7.

  13. notaslappy says: Mar 13, 2013 2:54 PM

    hyzers says:Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    Wow, is this real life? Upgraded at 3 positions and sitting well at #5. Restructured Suh’s contract. Now go get Fisher or Joeckel and this team could compete for the North.

    Love your enthusiasm but I think you should temper your expectations. The defense still needs a quality CB, FS/SS (Spievey isn’t very good) OLB and DE.

    I really like everything their doing so far, but they aren’t as complete as the Packers or Bears…which pains me as a diehard Lions fan, but unlike several among this fan base, I can look at the situation objectively.

    I hope I’m wrong because I REALLY want to see a winner here before I croak.

  14. lks311 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:56 PM

    scoops1 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:48 PM
    Rogers torched this guy last season…and he will do it 2x a season now
    ————————-
    Was anyone else on the field with him, or was this one of those “one-on-one” exhibitions?

    I don’t know much about this guy, but, I know schemes are often a factor in the NFL…just saying.

  15. bornking24 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    Flavordave is too busy trying to figure why he can’t beat anyone with the eagles on madden.

  16. hatesycophants says: Mar 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    Nice moves today, Mayhew!

  17. audioflint says: Mar 13, 2013 2:59 PM

    Farewell Delmas. I’d rather it be you, but obviously health played its role. Welcome to Detroit, Glover. If that’s not a football name I don’t know what is.

  18. godevilsasu says: Mar 13, 2013 3:00 PM

    Great additions today! Although they signed the local boy Jason Jones today they still need help on the d line, along with the obvious right side of the line and still some help at corner, but luckily the draft is pretty deep at those spots. I’d call free agency a success in Detroit. Now, they just need to get Stafford’s deal restructured and hopefully bring back Justin Durant.

  19. bringbackwayne says: Mar 13, 2013 3:00 PM

    Whis is this Rogers guy I keep hearing about?

    Packer fans……..his name is Rodgers.

    Also, It’s Mike Holmgren , not Holgrem.

  20. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 13, 2013 3:00 PM

    tigers182 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 2:50 PM
    Rogers torched most DBs last year. If that’s your measuring stick, you’re going to have a hard time putting together a backfield.
    _________________________________

    Yes, that’s your measuring stick when you’re in the same division as Aaron Rodgers and you have to face him 2x a year for a shot at the playoffs.

  21. eoneil32 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM

    Lions are getting it done!!!! Off seasons are the time of year to be a lions fan.

  22. davefu50 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM

    The Lions still need 5 starters on Defense. S, CB, OLB, and 2 DE’s

  23. olikneves says: Mar 13, 2013 3:01 PM

    Mayhew has just been named the new Pope. Congrats!

  24. lionsfan2086 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:02 PM

    Apparently we haven’t signed him yet, the report was premature. I hope the agreement is reached soon though.

  25. clutch02 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:06 PM

    Nice resigned Houston, signed Quin. Now get Jarvis Jones, Bjorn Warner, or Fee Milliner and really make this defense nice. Then pick up Barrett Jones in the second and your oline would be set

  26. lanham4eve says: Mar 13, 2013 3:08 PM

    Lions doing well, solidified dline with jones and young, upgraded backfield with bush, help secondary by bringing back houston and now signing quin, brought back levy. if they can resign delams they will be good to go

  27. mrwright313 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:12 PM

    Not sure why this signing automatically means Delmas is gone, they still only have one starter. I’d like to see them find a way to resign him, draft Milliner, a safety (Baccari Rambo?), find a RG (Barret Jones maybe), RT isn’t an issue they’ll just plug Reiff there. They’ll still need to find a legit #2 WR and Raiola’s replacement (Jones again?)

  28. metrocritical says: Mar 13, 2013 3:29 PM

    It is a rare day when there is no legitimate, sustainable grievance to level against the Lion organization regarding current personnel moves. Though it’s become more fun to complain, today we can take the opportunity to say, “Good job.” Now don’t mess up the draft.

  29. rricha70072k says: Mar 13, 2013 3:49 PM

    Even though these are not league shaking signings, I like what the lions ate doing with what they have. This gives somewhat clearer plan for the draft. I would like to see DE,OL,LB. The drafted 3 DB’s last year. They just need to stay healthy.

  30. rricha70072k says: Mar 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    Even though these are not league shaking signings, I like what the lions ate doing with what they have. This gives somewhat clearer plan for the draft. I would like to see DE,OL,LB. They drafted 3 DB’s last year. They just need to stay healthy.

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