Free agent safety C.C. Brown has agreed to a deal with the Lions. We found out a couple days ago that Brown was scheduled to visit the Lions, and a deal has quickly been worked out, giving Detroit some extra depth at the safety position.
Brown was originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Texans in 2005 and played with the team for four seasons. He actually started in all but four games during his first three seasons with the team before appearing in only three total games in 2008. In 2009, he signed a one-year deal with the Giants and started in seven games. He appeared in every game for the Giants, but he was not a starter in the latter half of the season.
Brown became a restricted free agent after this past season and was initially tendered an offer by the Giants. That offer was withdrawn after the Giants brought in another safety, however, essentially making Brown an unrestricted free agent, which now allows him to sign with the Lions.
I'm not too sure what to think about this move simply because the reviews in New York on Brown's play are so negative. Perhaps he was just a poor fit in the Giants' system, or maybe in Detroit he is simply being brought in as depth and nothing else. All I know is that he certainly doesn't seem like a solution to the lack of a starter opposite Louis Delmas, so I'm hoping this is a move more for depth than anything else.
UPDATE: Click here for what Giants fans are saying about this news. (Hint: They are surprised that Brown could find another job in the NFL.)