The Lions had themselves quite a day Wednesday. They ended up going 4-for-4 on their top free-agent targets.
Reggie Bush, Glover Quin and Jason Jones are the newest Lions, and Chris Houston has been their No. 1 priority to re-sign among their own unrestricted free agents. The Lions designated all four players as a must-have and they got their men.
–Bush immediately makes the Lions offense more explosive and allows them to now focus more attention on building up their defense.
–Quin might have been the best safety available on the market and the player the Lions specifically targeted for his all-around skills as a former cornerback.
–Jones is Detroit-born and has been looking for more of an opportunity to start and showcase his multi-dimensional rushing skills at defensive end.
–Houston became the team’s No. 1 cornerback last year and has steadily improved his game every year in Detroit. He’s a worker and professional.
“Well, it’s obviously saying that they want to be a winner,” Jones said of the Lions’ signings Wednesday.
“You know, obviously last season wasn’t what they wanted after going to the playoffs. So, they want to win. The teams that want to win, they do things to win. So, they’ve brought in guys that are proven and guys that can help.
“So, our job is to come in and fit in with the team and do our job to contribute and try to get us over the hump.”
All four players are 28 years old or younger, durable and playing in their prime.
“I’m not so much worried about records or what happened last year,” Bush said.
“Every year is a new year. What happened last year has no bearing on what’s going to happen in this season. That’s the way we have to approach it. We have to approach it as a new year and learn from the mistakes of last year, but at the same time figuring out a way to get better.”
Make no mistake, the Lions got better Wednesday.
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