ORCHARD PARK NY - NOVEMBER 14: Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions unsuccesfully tries to intercept a pass intended for Lee Evans #83 (not shown)of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 14 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Buffalo won 14-12. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Dave Birkett is reporting that the Detroit Lions have agreed to a two-year deal with cornerback Chris Houston. The move to re-sign him comes after the Lions added cornerback Eric Wright earlier this week during NFL free agency.
It's not confirmed what Houston's deal will look like, but rumors popped up earlier today suggesting it is for two years and worth $6 million. Originally I was getting ready to write a post about the rumors floating around about him agreeing to a deal. They began with what is allegedly Houston's Twitter account, which said he is going back to Detroit for two years. Somebody who says he is friends with Houston reported that the deal is two years and worth $6 million, so although this is all unconfirmed, it does appear to be true.
With Houston set to re-sign with the Lions, they are set at cornerback. Adding Wright into the mix and bringing back Houston certainly constitutes as improving the position, and let's not forget that Aaron Berry, who started in the season opener a year ago, is back from an injury. The Lions also have guys like Nathan Vasher and some younger players like Alphonso Smith, Brandon McDonald and Maurice Leggett.
I don't know if I would go as far as calling cornerback a strength, but it is no longer on the list of needs in my mind. There are no top-tier corners on the roster, but the group of guys the Lions have can potentially be very solid, especially with such a good front seven in front of them.