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The Detroit Lions have agreed to a five-year deal with free-agent safety Glover Quin.
The Detroit Lions are 3-for-3 when it comes to signing free agents that visited them on Wednesday. Earlier, the Lions got deals done with defensive end Jason Jones and running back Reggie Bush. They also now have a deal with safety Glover Quin, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Like Jones and Bush, Quin was in town for a visit with the Lions, and he's leaving with a deal.
Quin joins the Lions after spending the first four years of his career with the Houston Texans, which drafted him in the fourth round out of New Mexico in 2009. Quinn has only missed one game in his four-year career, so he has been able to stay pretty healthy. Given the issues the Lions have had with health at safety in the past, Quin is definitely a welcomed addition.
In 2012 with the Texans, Quin had 84 tackles, 14 passes defended, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. He's known for his coverage skills, and he will fill one of the starting spots at safety for the Lions.
What remains to be seen at this point is what will happen with safety Louis Delmas, who is reportedly visiting the St. Louis Rams. The Lions offered Delmas a deal last week, but he seems ready to join the Rams. Even if he wanted to re-sign with the Lions, I'm not sure if they could afford him at this point. I suppose they would find room if he did want to take the deal, but for now, it looks like Quin is arriving just as Delmas is departing.
In any case, the Lions have to be pretty pleased with how this day has gone so far. They have not only landed three free agents, but they also re-signed cornerback Chris Houston.
UPDATE: After some initial confusion, a deal is in fact done:
Lions have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with S Glover Quin, according to league source.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 13, 2013