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Morning Roar: CB Vaughn scouting report

4/7/2014

The Lions, lying in wait for a new year...

Needing help in the secondary, the Detroit Lions signed another depth cornerback on Monday -- Cassius Vaughn from Indianapolis. Is Vaughn any different than the depth corners the Lions already have: Chris Greenwood, Jonte Green, Bill Bentley and even corner/safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah? Tough to say, as Bentley has mostly played nickel and Green, Greenwood and Owusu-Ansah only saw limited duty.

To find out what the Lions signed in Vaughn, who has 124 career tackles, I caught up with our Indianapolis Colts reporter, Mike Wells, for this brief scouting report.

"Was the Colts’ fourth defensive back most of the season. Jumped up into the starting lineup after Greg Toler went down with a hamstring because the Colts wanted to keep Darius Butler at nickelback," Wells wrote. "The Vaughn experiment lasted only four games after he struggled against Houston, St. Louis, Tennessee and Houston. Vaughn ended up falling so far on the depth chart by the end of the season that he was a healthy inactive for their playoff game against Kansas City.

"Great locker room guy. All his teammates liked him. He would be a go-to quote player if he was starter. Funny and personable."

So it sounds like he'll mesh well into the locker room. Whether he gets on the field or not is another matter.

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