Nathan Vasher, a former Pro Bowl cornerback with the Bears who was cut by the Chargers at the end of training camp, has been signed by the Lions, according to the Detroit News.
The Lions allowed 362 passing yards in Week One and will look to Vasher to help plug some leaks in the secondary. Vasher played six seasons in Chicago, starting 46 games and making a Pro Bowl appearance in 2005, when he had a career-high eight interceptions. He recorded only one INT in each of the past three seasons, a reason he fell out of favor with the Bears' ball-hawking approach.
The way we see it
Detroit lacks playmakers at cornerback, especially after Aaron Berry suffered a shoulder injury on opening day. If Vasher can revert to his elite form, however unlikely that might be, the signing will qualify as a very smart one for the Lions. More likely is that he'll provide some needed depth.