Thursday, November 1, 2012

Detroit Lions re-sign Don Carey, put Bentley on IR

The Detroit Lions have just placed rookie and third round pick Bill Bentley on injured reserve ending his season. In a corresponding move they have re-signed defensive back Don Carey.

Carey played in spot duty at different corner positions last season grading out slightly positive on 45 snaps according to ProFootballFocus.com. In 2010 he played primarily free safety in Jacksonville. He'll provide solid depth until Delmas is back to full health and Drayton Florence returns from the designated-to-return IR list. Don Carey's addition likely means the Lions were unable find any suitable safety help via trade.

With Bentley going to IR it will be interesting to see who starts across from Chris Houston this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rookie sixth round pick Jonte Green has played well in his two starts the past two weeks agains the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks, but is still making some rookie mistakes, while young veteran Jacob Lacey, who is returning from injury, hasn't held up against the pass very well at all. Either corner should be able to hold their own against a very pedestrian Jacksonville Jaguar pass attack this week, however.

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