The Detroit Lions have interest in Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel, according to Fox Sports Detroit.
The Eagles have been shopping Samuel since the end of the 2011 season in order to help clear cap space. While the Tennessee Titans appear to be the favorites to land him, the Lions also believe his services could help them fill a void in the role of a veteran cornerback.
Samuel, 31, has three interceptions and 30 tackles last season in 14 games for the Eagles. His best season came in 2006 when he had 10 interceptions for the New England Patriots. Over the course of his career he has a total of 45 interceptions, five of which he has returned for a touchdown.