Jul 26, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Myron Lewis (31) practices during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions sign Myron Lewis


Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Myron Lewis had plenty of talent coming in to the league, but it never worked out for him in Florida. Now, after being waived last week, Lewis will get his second chance in the NFL with the Detroit Lions.

Pro Football talk reported on Sunday morning that a source informed them of the signing.

Detroit has spent the offseason looking for ways to improve the talent and depth in their defensive backfield and adding Lewis is just their latest move. He may have to fight to earn a roster spot, but now that he has tasted what it is like to be released he will try to avoid that again at any cost.

Lewis entered the NFL as a third-round pick (67th overall) of the Buccaneers in the 2010 NFL Drat.

Coming out of Vanderbilt, Lewis was an All-SEC cornerback, so you know that he certainly has the chops.

During his short time in Tampa Bay, Lewis was able to record just 19 tackles and no other significant stats. He’ll be looking to turn his career around in the Motor City.

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