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NFL free agency 2018: Detroit Lions lose Don Carey to Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Lions’ special teams ace is taking his talent to Florida.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Another Detroit Lions player is on the move. According to Mark Long of the Associated Press, special teams ace Don Carey will be signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars:

Carey, 31, has been a staple of the Detroit Lions special teams units for the last seven seasons. His skills as a gunner and on kickoff coverage has helped make Detroit’s coverage teams one of the best in the NFL.

Carey was actually named the team’s Special Teams MVP three years in a row, and will be a tough player to replace.

He joins a Jaguars team that actually helped start his career. After being drafted in the sixth-round by the Browns in 2009, the Jaguars picked him up off waivers. The following year, he started 10 games for the Jaguars at safety, picking up 55 tackles and an interception. The Jaguars are also signing Lions cornerback DJ Hayden to a three-year deal.

We wish Don Carey the best of luck in Jacksonville and thank him for seven years in Detroit!