BOURBONNAIS, IL - AUGUST 06: Corey Graham #21 of the Chicago Bears talks to fans during a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University on August 6, 2011 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Cornerback Corey Graham, who played for the Chicago Bears from 2007-11, stopped by the Detroit Lions' facility on Thursday for a visit with the team. He is the latest free agent to come to town for a visit, and he is another player who could boost their special teams quite a bit.
In Chicago, Graham went to the Pro Bowl last season for his play on special teams. As a cornerback, he had three pass defenses and three interceptions. The latter was a career-high for Graham, who wants more of a chance to play cornerback in the future.
"I was fortunate last year to get an opportunity to play on defense for three games, and I was able to make some plays with three interceptions, so I definitely feel like I can contribute on defense, and I just want an opportunity to show guys what I can do and compete," Graham said. "I’m not saying that I don’t want to do special teams. Obviously, I would like to still do both. Special teams is what made me who I am today, so I’m not going to give that up, if any way possible."
Graham, who previously visited the Seattle Seahawks, has one more visit lined up and plans to "get something done within the next couple days."