Rashean Mathis signs with Lions
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions signed outside linebacker Rocky McIntosh and cornerback Rashean Mathis on Saturday.
They were among four new defensive players participating in team practice for the first time Saturday, joined by defensive tackles Justin Bannan and John Drew.
McIntosh played six seasons for the Washington Redskins before starting nine games for the St. Louis Rams in 2012. Mathis, a 2006 Pro Bowl selection, played all 10 of his NFL seasons in Jacksonville and holds the Jaguars' franchise interception record with 30.
Bannan is an 11-year veteran who started 15 games for the Denver Broncos last season and Drew was an undrafted rookie free agent out of North Carolina Central. The team announced the signing of the two defensive tackles on Friday.
To make room on the 90-man roster, the Lions released cornerback Conroy Black, defensive end Braylon Broughton, linebacker Adrian Moten and safety Trevor Coston.
I don't get it. Why not an OC now that Nagy is gone? Why not an OG now that Warford isn't looking as good as we thought? Why not an LT in case Reiff craps the bed? Why a CB, when our CBs look to be in better shape than they have been in years? To me this is an indictment on Bently, and Greenwood, whom I never thought would amount to much, but you guys sure did.
Our management has to be of in the bottom 10% in the league. Pure garbage.