Lions sign S Reshard Langford; release LB Korey Bosworth

Posted by ttwentyman on August 11, 2012 – 7:23 pm

Looking to add depth to a safety position dealing with a few injuries, the Lions signed free agent safety Reshard Langford on Saturday.

To make room on the 90-man roster, the team released LB Korey Bosworth.

The Eagles signed Langford as an undrafted free agent in 2009 out of Vanderbilt. He began his career on the practice squad for the Eagles. The Chiefs signed him off the Eagles’ practice squad in 2010 and he played six games for them that season. He was released by the Chiefs in final cuts last year, but was brought back after the injury to Eric Berry. He played in 11 games last year with two starts.

The Lions are a bit thin at safety with Louis Delmas undergoing knee surgery earlier in the week and Amari Spievey missing Friday’s preseason game with headaches.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz categorized the timetable for Delmas’ return as “week-to-week” on Wednesday.

“As soon as he’s able to go out and keep it from being sore then he’ll be back,” Schwartz said. “First it was sore and it was like, ‘Okay, take a day off.’ Then the next day it was still sore and then he tried to go again and we just weren’t getting anywhere.”

Schwartz gave no details as to the extent of Delmas’ injury.

Schwartz said after Friday’s 19-17 preseason loss to the Browns that the team was being cautious with Spievey because he has a previous history of concussions.

“He had been having some headaches a couple days ago and we sent him back to make sure that they weren’t (related to the concussion),” Schwartz said.

“It doesn’t look like they are, but again, anytime we have anything like that we’re going to take a step back and put the breaks on. We had sort of decided a couple days ago that he wasn’t going to play. But he should be fine going forward.”

The Lions will be back on the practice field tomorrow afternoon.


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5 Responses to “Lions sign S Reshard Langford; release LB Korey Bosworth”

  1. By JP O'Flaherty on Aug 11, 2012 | Reply

    I was at the game last night to watch the newly crowned potential super bowl competitors, in their first game of 2012. Oh I forgot to say that they were playing the Cleveland Browns. We all know Jim Schwartz was playing coy when he failed to compliment Bill Bentley’s solid play against the Browns Starters. One interception, one near interception and one blown coverage, but he caught up with Cleveland’s fastest receiver and made the tackle.
    Smith ran with more fluidity, quickness, and purpose. Williams (who wasn’t given much of a chance last year) played quicker, faster, and looked better than Bell (to me). Willie Young performed as I thought he would (and could have replaced an overpaid Avril), he should get allot of playing time this year. That new DL named Baker played inspired defense, and quick to the QB. I also, thought both Lewis’s from OKC played solid, especially Travis Lewis at MLB. Hogue looked good against the 4rth stringers. Stafford always starts slow in games and did again, but it was evident from the beginning the Lions WERE NOT trying too hard to win the game against Cleveland.

  2. By Jerry on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions looked really bad the 2nd half against a bad team. One wonders what Schwartz is thinking in regards to the QB situation. Moore was HEINOUS! Any other year and he would be cut for playing that bad. A QB rating of 18……need I say more? Mr. Meyhew….PLEASE FIND A 3RD STRING QB! PLEASE! Gunther has his work cut out for him with that secondary. Bentley got burned by a long pass. Looks like he fits right in! Gunther will get them in shape by the opener. The offense looked offensive. Hey, Pettegrew….Catch the Football! Time to give Reiff some time at guard. Peterman was…well he was Peterman. It should be obvious that Meyhew needs to either by trade or in a free agent signing, find a Cornerback, Safety and a decent running back. Smith looked OK and Williams & Bell looked good against the Browns 3rd string, but those are not top level running backs by any stretch. All that said, I have faith in the general manager and offensive/defensive coordinators. The team needs to stop reading the press clippings and get back to smash mouth football. Go Lions!

  3. By rockbo1955 on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply

    Its just the first preseason game saw alot of players and saw some improvement rookies did well! This is just a preseason game!

  4. By DON on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    Receivers need to catch Moore’s passes. They were horrible and it made a difference.

  5. By Ken on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    Everybody relax. Preseason is the time of year when you bring in second tier players and see what they can do. If you don’t bring them into camp and let them play you will never know if they have any potential. The second half on Friday was bad but you are always looking for a diamond in the rough. We pretty much know the 45 or so guys that are going to make the team. Everyone else if fighting for the last 8 spots. Hopefully we will find a few surprise players in the mix. All teams do it not just the Lions. Go Lions.

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