With safeties Erik Coleman and Amari Spievey both banged up, the Detroit Lions needed to add some depth to the position. On Wednesday night, they did so by signing safety Vincent Fuller, who played for the Tennessee Titans from 2005-10.â†µ
The reason the Lions likely went with Fuller over another free agent or someone on the practice squad (like Ricardo Silva) is because he has knowledge of the defense and experience. He played for Jim Schwartz for a few years in Tennessee, and he should be able to come in and be ready to play almost immediately.â†µ
Considering Coleman and Spievey both could be out on Monday night against the Chicago Bears, the Lions needed a safety who will be ready to go by Monday, and Fuller should fit that role for them.â†µ
To make room on the roster for Fuller, the Lions released offensive guard Jacques McClendon. He was claimed off waivers by the Lions at the start of September after being released by the Indianapolis Colts during the final round of NFL roster cuts. The Lions parted ways with Chris Morris to make room for McClendon, who very well could return at a later date if a spot on the roster opens up.