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Lions Sign Travis Fisher; Other Notes

The Lions have signed another former Rams player.  This time, however, it is on the defensive side of things.

Veteran cornerback Travis Fisher, one of the top second-tier players available in the unrestricted free agent market, signed a one-year contact with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday.

Fisher's one-year deal is for $2.25 million and includes a $1 million signing bonus.

Fisher, 27, played his entire five-year career with the St. Louis Rams before going into the free-agent market and was a productive starter when healthy. Given the fairly modest price, the acquisition is a good one for the Lions because Fisher is an aggressive, cover 2-type cornerback who should fit Detroit's scheme well if he is healthy.


This is a good signing simply because it adds a much-needed cornerback.  With the departures of Dre' Bly and Terrance Holt in the secondary, Detroit has been hurting for any depth at the cornerback position.  I was wondering when that need would be addressed, but the Lions appear to have begun that.

Moving on to a couple other notes...

Kevin Curtis visited Tennessee today, further showing that he is shopping around.  I wouldn't put Detroit's chances of landing the receiver up there as I once did, but it wouldn't surprise me if he eventually did sign with the Lions.

Tight end Marcus Pollard signed with the Seahawks after spending the last two seasons in Detroit.

Apologies for the light posting, but I've been very busy this week.  Expect regular posting to begin again next week.