Posts Tagged With: Rashean Mathis

Lions’ improved secondary to be tested by high-powered Packers


Already considered the most glaring weak spot on the team going into the 2014 NFL season, the Detroit Lions’ secondary threatened to be spectacularly bad after injuries plagued the group throughout the exhibition schedule.

And yet two games into the regular season, Detroit’s DBs are holding their own. Cornerbacks Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis, free safety Glover Quin and strong safety Isa Abdul-Quddus have led a unit that has the Lions ranked ninth in the league in pass defense. Continue reading

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After AWOL accusation, Dimitri Patterson gets another chance


Before Ray Rice and Roger Goodell took over not just the football news cycle but the entire sports section, one of the strangest stories of the NFL offseason was the one involving nine-year veteran cornerback Dimitri Patterson.

Undrafted out of Tuskegee University, Patterson latched on as a rookie free agent with Washington in 2005, and has since played for the Chiefs, Eagles, Browns and Dolphins. Though he has never been a full-time starter in the league, he has been a playmaker when given the opportunity: In just six appearances with Miami last season, Patterson intercepted four passes and made one sack. Continue reading

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