Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Chris Crocker the latest safety to visit Lions
By Kevin Seifert
The Detroit Lions haven't entirely given up on finding another veteran to plug into their safety mix.
The Lions hosted O.J. Atogwe before the draft, and on Tuesday they confirmed that Chris Crocker visited their facility. Crocker, 32, started 16 games for the Cincinnati Bengals last season and has also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns.
I'm not sure that the Lions would project Crocker as a starter, but it's fair for them to seek alternatives to third-year player Amari Spievey, who was shaky at times last season as a starter. They also re-signed veteran Erik Coleman this winter.