Chris Crocker visiting Lions, Cardinals


Dropped by the Bengals last month after starting every game during the 2011 season, veteran safety Chris Crocker is finally generating some interest.

Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network reports that Crocker has lined up a pair of visits — first with the Lions and then with the Cardinals.

Crocker, 32, has played for the Bengals, Dolphins, Falcons, and Browns.  Sealing Crocker’s fate in Cincinnati may have been a poor showing in a playoff loss to the Texans, which included a dropped interception and a poor tackling effort on a game-clinching touchdown run from Texans running back Arian Foster.

10 responses to “Chris Crocker visiting Lions, Cardinals

  1. Looking at the photo it’s easy to see that Chris Crocker’s tackling has the same affect on all women.

  2. The Lions could use some veteran competition at safety since they didn’t draft one and haven’t signed any free agents either.

  3. Good guy and nice locker room presence, just going downhill as a player. You could do worse. Scheme for him and he can still contribute.

  4. He was playing injured the last half of the season too. He’s a top safety when he’s healthy, very smart. But he has durability issues. Perhaps if he split time he could get through a season without being injured. Also he can play CB in the Nickel package. So that makes him attractive too. Despite his performance in the last 6 games and playoff game tackling against the run, he was normally a very strong run defender. And Pro Football Focus had him rated the 4th most efficient pass rusher amongst DBs. So blitzing may be his strongest attribute. He’s a leader, and well capable of calling the D if the MLB can’t, and has.

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