The Lions start their offseason workout program on Monday and they may also be adding another player to the group taking part in coach Jim Caldwell’s first work with the team.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that free agent cornerback Cassius Vaughn will work out for the Lions on Monday. Vaughn started 15 games for the Colts over the last two seasons after joining the team in a trade with the Broncos for fullback Chris Gronkowski in 2012.
Vaughn had 30 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble for Indianapolis last season. He has two other career interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns, and made three starts for Denver after signing with them as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
If Vaughn signs, he’ll join a group of corners that needs to play at a higher level than they reached last season. General Manager Martin Mayhew identified Darius Slay as a player who needs to step up in 2014 and said he has faith that Chris Houston will bounce back as the team’s lead cornerback this season. We should find out soon if Vaughn will be joining the effort.