Friday, April 2, 2010
Wesley expected to join Lions
By Kevin Seifert
Detroit agreed to terms Friday with a free agent cornerback, but it's not the one you are probably thinking of.
Veteran Dante Wesley is putting the finishing touches on a two-year contract according to agent Russel Hicks, and will begin participating in the Lions' offseason program Monday. The Lions expressed interest in free agent Adam "Pacman" Jones, but as of Friday there had been no agreement.
Wesley has spent seven of his eight NFL seasons with Carolina, and played under new Lions special teams coordinator Danny Crossman when both were with the Panthers. Wesley will have a chance to participate in multiple coverage units, and it's possible he could compete for playing time at cornerback as well.
The Lions bid farewell to 2009 starter Philip Buchanon and haven't re-signed fellow starter Will James. They've acquired Chris Houston from Atlanta as one likely starter, but the other position is wide open.