Tampa Bay signed one of the Detroit Lions defensive backs, Eric Wright, as a free agent this off-season.
Now the Lions have returned the favor.
The Lions website Monday confirmed that the club has signed Tampa Bays unrestricted free-agent safety Sean Jones, 30, to a one-year contract.
Jones, who has 17 interceptions in his seven-year career, is expected to compete for a starting job with Amari Spievey at the safety spot opposite Louis Delmas.
The Lions are looking for more consistency out of the position than the up-and-down Spievey demonstrated in his first two years in the league. Spievey started 15 games last season, making 70 tackles, three interceptions and one sack.
Spievey, 24, was a cornerback in college at Iowa before being converted to safety by the Lions during his rookie year.
Amari is still a young player, coach Jim Schwartz said during the clubs recent mini-camp. Hes still young at the position. Hes only been playing safety for about a year-and-a half. He played ...