The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on deals with two cornerbacks: Eric Wright and Maurice Leggett. Leggett's deal was completed and confirmed by his agency on Thursday afternoon, and Wright got his deal done early Friday morning.
Wright comes to the Lions after spending four years with the Cleveland Browns. In Cleveland he played in all but five games over the last four years and had a total of 249 tackles, 47 pass defenses, nine interceptions (one for a touchdown) and two forced fumbles. One of his interceptions came against the Lions and Matthew Stafford in 2009.
Leggett is a now a former Kansas City Chief. He signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and played for current Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham that year. He had a very good rookie season and was playing well in 2009 before suffering a season-ending injury. A separate injury in last year's preseason kept him out during all of 2010. If he can stay healthy, he seems like a player that could contribute for the Lions.
The Lions have now addressed needs at linebacker and cornerback by locking up deals with Justin Durant, Wright and Leggett, and they may not be done just yet. Stephen Tulloch hasn't yet decided on where he will play next season, and it's possible Nick Barnett could be a target of the Lions when the Packers cut ties with him. I would expect Martin Mayhew to continue to make moves to improve the defense in the coming days.