The Lions said goodbye to one of their starting safeties from 2013 when they released Louis Delmas and their other one is going to spend some of his offseason recovering from ankle surgery.
Tim Twentyman of the team’s website reports that Quin had surgery to address the ankle issue that bothered him during the season. Per Twentyman, it was a “very minor” procedure designed to relieve the pain that has not subsided since the end of the season.
Whatever pain Quin was experiencing in his ankle wasn’t enough to keep him off the field this season. He started all 16 games for Detroit and recorded 57 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions. It was the first year of a five-year, $23.5 million deal that Quin signed as a free agent last offseason.
There’s no specifics about a timetable for return, although the “very minor” designation suggests that the Lions expect to have Quin available for most, if not all, of their offseason work. Even with a complete recovery, the Lions will need to address their secondary this offseason.