I knew that Dre Bly wouldn't make it to training camp without finding a job somewhere. He's too good a CB to not find work, especially with teams who are in need of an improved defense. Today the Lions announced that they've signed him to a 2 year deal, which likely means he's making more than veteran minimum, though exact numbers were not released.
Bly spent four seasons with the Lions (2003-2007), making the Pro-Bowl in 2003 and 2004.
This has been a busy off-season for the Detroit Lions.
Defensively they picked up Kyle VandenBosch in the early hours of free agency. They traded for Corey Williams (who is a solid, if unspectacular defensive lineman), and they drafted the best defensive lineman to come along in years. This gives them a very scary defensive line. Their secondary still needs help, but an improved pass rush will do wonders.
Offensively they picked up Nate Burleson who will be a good #2 across from Calvin Johnson. They picked up guard Rob SIms will who shore up the very weak left guard spot. Stafford will be entering his second year. He showed lots of promise last year and with more continuity and experience he should be even better. They've also got a pretty darn good running back in Jahvid Best and two great TEs in Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler.
It would not surprise me at all to see the Detroit Lions go 8-8 this season.