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From the Detroit News – Allen Park — The Lions moved swiftly to sign one of their key free agents Wednesday.
Top cornerback Chris Houston will be back in Detroit next season after signing a five-year deal, Houston’s agent confirmed on Twitter. The contract is worth $25 million, including $15.5 million the first three years, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.
Houston has been the Lions best cornerback the past two seasons and had a team-high 11 passes defensed in 2012. He also tied for team-highs with two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
“Chris, this year, added some things to his resume that he really didn’t have before,” coach Jim Schwartz said at the NFL combine last month. “There were a few games that he matched No. 1 wide receivers, guys like Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall, people like that.
“He’s played some quality football for us and has worked on some things early in his career that had been weaknesses. He’s a vet, he’s a pro, he’s a guy that’s been productive for us.”
Re-signing Houston should allow the Lions to focus on filling other need areas in free agency, and they appear to be well on their way.
The Lions brass has had a busy morning so far, welcoming three other free agents to the facility in Allen Park. Running back Reggie Bush, safety Glover Quin and defensive end Jason Jones all arrived at the facility in limousines to discuss the possibility of a future in Detroit.
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