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.
Tags: Amari Spievey, Louis Delmas, Reshard Langford
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