Top 10 Defensive Backs In Detroit Lions History

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The Detroit Lions have a long history of elite defensive backs, including several Hall of Famers and NFL legends. Here are the Top 10 in team history.

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Sep 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) runs back to the sideline after intercepting San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (not pictured) along with free safety Glover Quin (27), defensive back Josh Wilson (30) and strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have had a number of talented players in the defensive backfield over the years, including some of the best defenders in NFL history and five Hall of Famers.

Many of these players spent careers in Detroit that spanned a decade or more, and several were key contributors to NFL Championship teams as well as some of the best defensive teams in franchise and league history.

As always, a big shoutout to pro-football-reference.com, which has a massive database of information and is an outstanding resource.

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