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Lions sign Cassius Vaughn

Calvin Johnson, Cassius Vaughn AP

The Lions need plenty of help at cornerback, and they just got some.

Cassius Vaughn, a free agent cornerback who spent the last two years in Indianapolis, is signing with Detroit. It’s a one-year contract, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Last year Vaughn played in all 16 games, starting four, and had three interceptions and a forced fumble. He was a regular starter in 2012 and picked up an AFC Defensive Player of the Week award.

The Lions have struggled to find consistent, healthy starters at cornerback for years. Vaughn will join a cornerback corps that also includes Chris Houston, Darius Slay, Bill Bentley, Jonte Green and Chris Greenwood.

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10 Responses to “Lions sign Cassius Vaughn”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 7, 2014 2:13 PM

    Should kill a handful of Justin Gilbert to the Lions at 10 mocks. There’s just no room to add more CBs without axing somebody else.

  2. slayisland says: Apr 7, 2014 2:19 PM

    Nice move by Detroit it will definitely be interesting to see what they do on draft

  3. liontuss says: Apr 7, 2014 2:20 PM

    Get Watkins and we will win or lose by scores of 61 to 59.

  4. koolaidsgonebad says: Apr 7, 2014 2:26 PM

    Thank you for continuing to make some moves prior to the draft Detroit. You have been handcuffed to poor decisions for so long. Glad they are addressing the secondary with some vets which will allow the current draft picks to develop under new DC Austin.

    Hopefully, Mack falls to the 10th (which most likely will not happen) or possibly Barr so we can draft a pass rusher instead of trying to fill all of the other holes in rd 1.

  5. joec14 says: Apr 7, 2014 3:11 PM

    They should sign a few more veterans and get them on the field against Calvin before the draft. They still have a month before the draft to decide rather or not to keep who they got or use the 10th pick on a CB. So I say throw them in there and see how they do.

  6. ivanpavlov0000 says: Apr 7, 2014 5:53 PM

    Nice pickup and this will increase competition in camp. The Lions still need a legit shutdown corner.

    If any of the top 5 CBs are still there during round 2, the Lions should grab him.

  7. seanx40 says: Apr 7, 2014 6:37 PM

    So how much over the cap are the Lions now?

  8. ddogdaddy says: Apr 7, 2014 6:46 PM

    As a Colts fan, this hurts. Vaughn was really progressing nicely. Good pick up for the Lions.

  9. cgriffy84 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:38 PM

    Wow here come the BUMS! While Lewand and Mayhew lie through their teeth oh not getting SUH’S deal done before FA won’t have an effect on what we wanna do hmmmmm BS why do we can sign bums like this good game plan guys I thought the plan was to “WIN NOW” ha ha our secondary is getting torched again this year! SOL

  10. mdd913 says: Apr 8, 2014 12:14 AM

    Decent player for a nickel/dime back. He has some really nice instincts and ball skills. I wouldn’t line him up on the outside against a Brandon Marshall, but for a slot corner he’s pretty solid and can even play a little safety. And he’s a good special teamer too.

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