The possibility of Chris Houston returning to the Lions is probably not that far fetched, because Houston told the Austin American-Statesman that his release this month was a mutual decision designed to help him get healthy for the fall, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Houston suffered a toe injury when someone stepped on his […]
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Chris Houston says he agreed with the Detroit Lions' decision to release him two weeks ago because of a severe toe injury.
"To be a cornerback, you need that," Houston, a native of Austin, Tex., told the Austin American-Statesman.
Houston called the parting of ways with the Lions a mutual decision. He had signed a five-year contract worth $25 million last year when...
In this week’s Detroit Free Press column, I take a look at how the Detroit Lions’ decision to pass up on Michigan State defensive back Darqueze Dennard adds another head-scratching moment to their history.
For Detroit Lions fans across the nation – yes, there are a few outside of Michigan – the highlight of the entire season took place this weekend: the NFL draft.
The Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew addressed many things at today’s pre-draft press conference. The subject of contract negotiations with Ndamukong Suh was the first thing that he was asked about. He denied all rumors that the Lions ever considered trading Suh. The Lions firmly believe they will resign Suh to an agreeable extension and keep him as the catalyst for...
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Post-combine Detroit Lions mock draft (Rounds 1-3)Whenever the NFL Combine comes around, it is so easy for scouts and fans to get carried away. The numbers can make us swoon or sour on any given prospect. While a player’s wingspan can give some insight on his potential, the game tape is still the omega to look back at on draft day.
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Detroit Lions: Two late-round targets in the secondaryIt’s not a question of if the Detroit Lions will target a corner in this year’s draft, it’s a question of when and how many.
The Lions had a gaping hole in the secondary in 2013, mostly because the play of Chris Houston declined after he cashed a big check. Bill Bentley’s injury didn’t help and Darius Slay’s inexperience...
Chris Houston (Photo Credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Until last year’s draft the Detroit Lions continued to neglect a putrid secondary. Names like Kalvin Pearson, Gerald Alexander, Jamar Fletcher, C.C. Brown, and Jonathan Wade donned blue and silver just a few years ago.
In last year’s draft the Lions finally threw three mid-to-late round picks at the need. Many were still...
(This is the last in a series examining the Detroit Lions highly-scrutinized secondary.)
Cornerback Chris Houston has heard all of the criticism.
His unit is mostly blamed for last seasons late defensive meltdown and its still being targeted as the Lions' weak link entering this season.
Some of it Houston understands -- after all, the Lions did allow a total of 928 passing...