Found June 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Ideally, the Detroit Lions would have signed the top free-agent cornerback available this offseason to help replace Eric Wright and upgrade their secondary. But in a salary-cap world, theres only so much cash to go around on a roster that requires lucrative paydays for the likes of superstars such as Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford and Ndamukong Suh. So the Lions had to settle for Jacob Lacey, an unheralded defensive back who wasnt even drafted when he came out of Oklahoma State in 2009. Lacey spent the last three years with the Indianapolis Colts, making 27 starts, before signing a one-year deal as a free agent with Detroit in March. If youre a cornerback looking for a new job, theres no better opportunity these days than with the Lions, right? Lacey joins a secondary that was mostly blamed for the defense allowing 45 points in each of its final two games, including a playoff loss to New Orleans. I saw a team on the rise, a team with a great quarterback and leadership, a def...

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Detroit Lions Defensive End Cliff Avril joins Rob and Amy.
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