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Lions add former Bucs third-round pick Myron Lewis

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Myron Lewis, the 2010 third-round draft pick who was cut by the Buccaneers last week, has landed in Detroit.

A league source tells PFT that the Lions have signed Lewis.

The Lions have been looking for depth in the secondary and improvement on special teams, so Lewis makes a lot of sense for them. He’s a talented athlete who fits the profile of what the Lions need, even if he never seemed to fit in Tampa.

Lewis was an All-SEC cornerback at Vanderbilt, and the Bucs took him with the 67th overall pick in the draft.

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35 Responses to “Lions add former Bucs third-round pick Myron Lewis”
  1. fishfiletkray says: Aug 11, 2013 10:08 AM

    How does this guy keep getting chances. He’s terrible!

  2. bclarkk says: Aug 11, 2013 10:11 AM

    They need all the help they can get back there

  3. pooflingingmonkey says: Aug 11, 2013 10:24 AM

    The Lions have maybe the worst secondary in football, so it’s no surprise seeing them digging through the NFL’s version of a dumpster (i.e. Tampa).

  4. bennyb82 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:31 AM

    Every time the Lions add another cornerback, it is good news and bad news at the same time.

  5. bennyb82 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:33 AM

    Anyone else getting spam emails from the Lions looking to fill a corner position?

  6. mikealstott says: Aug 11, 2013 10:39 AM

    Tampa had the worst pass defense in the NFL last year. Myron Lewis was so bad he could not get on the field and the Bucs signed and played street free agents at corner before letting him play. The only reason Lewis lasted three seasons was to save GM Mark Dominik’s face…

  7. ewalker220 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:49 AM

    Good pick up Lions. The #5 cb from a team who had the worst pass defense in the NFL last year.

  8. glazerh8er says: Aug 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    This is the same guy who wouldn’t play during the really bad Raheem Morris year because he didn’t want to “put any bad play on tape”. Guy is worthless and couldn’t even get on the field when we lost our top 2 CB’s.

  9. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 11, 2013 11:11 AM

    Schwartz has an eye for poor defensive backs.

  10. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 11, 2013 11:14 AM

    pooflingingmonkey says:
    Aug 11, 2013 10:24 AM
    The Lions have maybe the worst secondary in football, so it’s no surprise seeing them digging through the NFL’s version of a dumpster (i.e. Tampa).

    Actually if you had been paying any attention at all you would know that the Lions made some good moves in the off season to improve their secondary including signing Glover Quinn and drafting Darius Slay.

  11. irvin12589 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:31 AM

    Love how people think the Lions Secondary is “terrible” The Lions had a massive amount of injuries back there last year, that coupled with literally no pass rush is a recipe for disaster. This year will be incredibly different. Suh/Farley are going to create a lot of 1vs1 matchups for Ansah/Young to rush the passer. Darius Slay is looking like a stud opposite Houston and Glover Quin’s cover skills are far better then anyone the Lions threw out there last year. The only question mark is Delmas, injuries/lack of durability have derailed this once promising safety. The real issue we have is OLB. Resigning Levy over Durant was incredibly ignorant and out of the rest none seems any better then being on special teams.

  12. dirtybuc says: Aug 11, 2013 11:32 AM

    He’s a talented athlete who fits the profile of what the Lions need, even if he never seemed to fit in Tampa.

    Ok really? He never seemed to fit because he was consistently getting smoked on every single play. I fail to see his talent…

  13. jimmysee says: Aug 11, 2013 11:32 AM

    “Myron Lewis” sounds like he should be the Loins’ accountant, not in their backfield.

  14. esalonen says: Aug 11, 2013 11:36 AM

    At worst, it’s a depth move for the rest of the preseason given that two potential rotation players (Chris Greenwood and Jingle Green) have had nagging hamstring injuries since the beginning of training camp. Absolutely no guarantee he makes the final 53.

  15. esalonen says: Aug 11, 2013 11:38 AM

    “Jonte” Green, not Jingle…stupid auto correct…

  16. nicwel says: Aug 11, 2013 11:39 AM

    Its not like the Lions are throwing this guy in as a starter. People are so critical. This is a special teams depth signing – Plain and simple.

  17. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: Aug 11, 2013 11:44 AM

    It wasn’t a matter of not “fitting” in here, he was terrible.

  18. bueller101 says: Aug 11, 2013 1:47 PM

    “…fits the profile of what the Lions need…”

    Yeah a corner who doesn’t like to tackle but enjoys watching the ball sail over his head fits what the Lions are looking for? He does play special teams, so he could be a great pickup if you’re looking for a guy who doesn’t tackle there either.

  19. kmossg says: Aug 11, 2013 2:03 PM

    Wasn’t this guy a Rhodes Scholar?

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 11, 2013 2:05 PM

    Well this is funny because I mentioned in a previous post how I had a 7th round flier grade on him for the Lions, and now it appears we did pay that approximate price for the looksee. It just took an unnatural path because of the other team executing and extreme reach.

    The Lions are going to have to consider keeping 6 CBs or they are going to have to cut some very young and inexperienced recent draft picks.

    They have 4 of these rookies or 2nd year players (Slay/Bentley/Green/Greenwood), and according to team insiders they say Bartell and Houston have locked up spots. So to add Lewis means they would have to cut TWO of their 1st or 2nd year Corners to keep 5, or one of them and have to carry 6. It’s a messy situation there in the DB department. We already gave up Ricardo Silva for free and he’s going to win a roster spot for another team. This is a really awful way to do business, get so many guys that are worth roster spots but don’t trade away the excess. It’s pathetic. They can’t figure out how to do things efficiently.

  21. mjmistretta says: Aug 11, 2013 2:26 PM

    I would make him a saftey he sucks. We drafted him four years ago and he gets burnt by no name wideouts.

  22. liquidmuse says: Aug 11, 2013 5:52 PM

    Monkey…did you just call Tampa’s talent a dumpster? The same defense that posted the best running defense & just added two All-Pros + an SEC 2nd rounder to the secondary? Do people think when they post?

  23. uglyglazers says: Aug 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    It’s funny how these two teams always go digging through each other’s trash. Like you are going to get better by grabbing a crappy team’s garbage?

  24. warrior4884 says: Aug 11, 2013 6:32 PM

    The safety that was a Rhodes Scholar was from Florida State University ” Myron Rolle ” who just was signed to a future contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  25. mylionsroaring says: Aug 11, 2013 6:32 PM

    I remember when a guy named Houston was a throw away corner and people questioned why the Lions wanted him, and now he is our number one corner. It’s amazing how some guys just need a home and a little bit of backing and they sometimes will shine through. Most corners don’t even start playing well til year four so he might just be coming into his best years. I hope so anyway

  26. lioncrazy says: Aug 11, 2013 6:43 PM

    Do many people think about the situation of what is happening before they comment. One, anyone released this time of year is going to have major issues somewhere, or they would not have been available. Two, Lions secondary is banged up and need people for the position. Three, this time of year there are ninety spots on a roster and many are just bodies for fodder.
    I swear some people think a good or better type of player is just going to appear so, they whine and complain when they are not an extraordinary addition to the Team.

  27. jimmylions says: Aug 11, 2013 9:01 PM

    The injuries last year were a problem with the secondary, and obviously we had starters sit out the preseason game against the Jets … but …

    That touchdown pass thrown by Sanchez might have well have been against an empty backfield. The Lions secondary looked like fools. Wasn’t Bill Bentley supposed to be covering on that play? Regardless of who was out there (and I don’t care if it was backups), that was really, really, really bad. It was painful, shameful, and unfortunately kind of familiar.

    There was a time when Lewis was a promising young CB. We still need depth, and it’s worth it to give this kid a shot.

  28. lionsdraftguy says: Aug 11, 2013 10:08 PM

    Strategy expert had gotta be the least knowledgable lions fan out there.

  29. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 11, 2013 10:19 PM

    lionsdraftguy:

    Then inform me more.

  30. johnnybuc44 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:49 PM

    Why are the Lions always a player’s last stop on his way out of football? They may as well change their name to the “Buzzards” or “Vultures” for all the carcasses they pick over. As long as they continue to do this, they will continue to be the horrible Detroit Lions we have watched for years.

  31. 97mphched says: Aug 12, 2013 5:36 AM

    Greenwood has got to figure it out. So bummed he is hurt again.
    Not a fan of picking up first week of training camp cuts.. Especially from a garbage team like the bucks.
    Lions should be going through Phillys garbage to steal some offensive ideas from kelly. Or niners garbage that knows how to win, but can’t make that stacked roster. We keep getting the Tennessee and Seattle connection trade / pick ups. We might as well traded straight up jason jones for Avril. You can tell mayhew only talks to like 3 teams.

  32. lingsun54 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:19 AM

    I don’t understand the criticism here. He’s a bottom of the roster replacement for a guy who was injury waived. Other teams pick up new guys and release old guys all the time. It’s a standard practice in the NFL. Once in awhile a guy does a lot better in a new place.

  33. fiatx199 says: Aug 12, 2013 2:26 PM

    This is how football is done. Some of you are correct, the Lions should do nothing with available corners or free agency. They should just let their secondary deplete. Come on people, the Lions will bring in a ton of players to give them a look (and yes they will be signed per the CBA) but it doesn’t mean they stay. EVERY team does this. sometimes you do get lucky with another teams dumps. The chemistry may not have been there or the player and / or team didn’t gel. Either way, if he works out great if not move him on his way during the first or second cut. This is how pre-season is done. It’s a tryout to make the team. I could care less if they bring in Scott Mitchell to workout just as long as they realize he can’t play and get rid of him when it counts. That was just an example for those of you that want to jump on that example.

  34. buc4lyfe says: Aug 13, 2013 12:53 AM

    Listen both our pass defenses sucked, lions and bucs but that was last year and i tell you what…alot of lions fans told us how big a mistake signing wright was so kudos for that. So were trying to return the favor on Lewis…

    in front of 33,000 fans at bucs night practice Tiquan Underwood roasts Nine Lives Myron Lewis for 70-yard touchdown to the right., were trying to warn ya that lewis couldnt even get a helmet for gameday even for special teams…dont worry lions fans you wont hear that name to often, i thought he should have become a safety.
    good luck until we visit detroit, nah i take that back because its real convenient how people forget we lost 2 pro bowl guards for the season, our sack leader from the year before, starting two undrafted free agents at corner, starting linebacker, aqib talib suspended with eric wright who did nothing for us

  35. footballfather says: Aug 14, 2013 12:50 PM

    I love how little you all know about this stuff that you’re trying to speak in confidence about.

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