The NFL sign and release carousel has begun and it stopped in Detroit on Sunday. The Detroit Lions signed cornerback Myron Lewis just days after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him. Lewis a former 3rd round pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, wasn’t able to catch on in Tampa Bay. Injuries forced Lewis too much if training camp the last two seasons and was unable to gain much traction in a starting role.
The new Detroit Lions defensive back hopes signing with his new team means a fresh start.
“Sometimes things don’t work out in your current situation, and being able to have the opportunity to be somewhere new, having a fresh start and a clean slate, is always good.”
Coach Jim Schwartz hopes the signing can fill some needs in the secondary and on special teams.
“We liked him in the draft a few years ago,” Schwartz said. “He’s a tall guy, he’s got great length, he can run. If he can do the things we need in the defense, he’ll certainly be a good fit for us. He’s also played some special teams and did a good job there.”
Adding the 6′ 2″ 200 lb Myron Lewis to the defensive backfield adds a different type of player to the secondary. The Lions were 27th against the pass in 2012 allowing 292 yards per game. Martin Mayhew already addressed the secondary in the draft and in free agency. However the injury to Louis Delmas illustrates has shown us that you could always use more depth in the secondary. There is no word on whether Myron Lewis will start for the Lions in their second preseason game of the season on Thursday but you should expect to see him get some playing time.