After allowing 557 combined yards through the air to Philip Rivers and Teddy Bridgewater in the first two weeks of the 2015 regular season, the Detroit Lions are reportedly considering signing veteran safety Stevie Brown.
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Brown Works Out for Lions
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Although any potential deal remains far from a certainty, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio confirmed the two parties had enough mutual interest to at least arrange a workout on Tuesday.
Brown was one of a few different defensive backs Detroit brought in for a preliminary look. According to ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein, Charles Godfrey and Brandian Ross also worked out with the team.
The 28-year-old, most recently a member of the New York Giants, finished second in interceptions in 2012 with eight but has since seen a reversal in fortunes. A torn ACL wiped him out for the whole of the 2013 season, while Pro Football Focus rated him the 47th-best safety in the league last year.
Signing Brown wouldn't drastically improve the Lions in that area, but his presence would provide some depth and experience to help erase some of their problems.
Should Detroit go in a different direction, Brown might have better luck finding a team a little later in the year, by which time injuries and/or poor performances have created a few more openings.