Report: Lions work out CB Aaron Ross


The Lions reportedly took a look at a former first-round cornerback on Tuesday.

Jason La Canfora of CBS reports free agent corner Aaron Ross tried out for Detroit yesterday.

Ross, 31, played four games for the Giants in 2013, recording four tackles and intercepting one pass. The Giants placed him on injured reserve with a back injury in October.

Ross (6-0, 190) was the Giants’ first-round pick in 2007. He has intercepted 11 passes in seven NFL seasons, making 52 starts in that span. He’s had a pair of stints with the Giants (2007-2011; 2013) and a one-season run with the Jaguars (2012). He played on both of the Giants’ last two Super Bowl-winning clubs.

Chris Houston, Darius Slay and Bill Bentley are among the Lions’ primary options at cornerback.

14 responses to “Report: Lions work out CB Aaron Ross

  1. Don’t think Detroit will sign him and if he does get signed, he may not make it past training camp. With the exception of the two Superbowl years, where he was a good CB, he was always considered a mediocre backup at best. He’s never in any off the field trouble which is good, but I would settle for Terrel Thomas, who is also a former NYG, rather than Aaron Ross.

  2. It’s hard to believe that either of Slay or Bentley feel threatened by the Lions bringing in Aaron Ross for a workout. The Lions are trying to send a message that they expect better performance from the CBs, but neither Slay or Bentley are in danger of being cut.

    There’s major hopes for Slay to be better this season, but … I’m not convinced he wants it bad enough to be a better player. Slay’s inability to learn coverages begs questions about his work ethic and his commitment to his profession.

  3. This is the reason Suh has not signed! Go draft a top notch corner or two, the lions offense is already good enough to score thirty points on anybody. Their problem is they can’t stop nobody on the back end. We get mad at Nick F. the front 4 can’t get to the quarterback as long as we have burnt and toast (Houston, and his friends) patrolling the backend. I like the receiver as well, but if the lions are really serious about signing Suh, Nick F., and winning it starts with the back end!!! If you think our offense will the super bowl, just look at Denver. Seattle offense is not better than the lions, but blew out the Broncos.

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