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Free Agent Cornerback Visiting Detroit Lions

Tavierre Thomas played for the Houston Texans in 2023.

The Detroit Lions are reportedly hosting free agent cornerback Tavierre Thomas on a visit Friday. 

Thomas, 28, finished the 2023 season on injured reserve and battled various injuries during his stint with the Houston Texans.

In 2023, the veteran defensive back recorded 51 combined tackles, two tackles for loss along with two forced fumbles and a pass breakup in nine games. 

With the Cleveland Browns, Thomas appeared in 45 games over the span of three years.

According to LionsWire writer Jeff Risdon, who covered Thomas in Cleveland, “Thomas is a great special teams player, one of the best gunners and return game blockers in the NFL. As a cornerback he’s kind of stiff and looks anxious, but he’s made a name for himself as an undrafted rookie by being very good on special teams and a good locker room presence.”

Detroit has overhauled their secondary this offseason, as the front office has added Carlton Davis and Amik Robertson.  

Davis, who has won a Lombardi Trophy, can see similarities between the Lions and Buccaneers. 

"I think they have a nice young roster, great coaching staff, great culture here to do it," Davis said. "Honestly, even when we won it back in Tampa, you just kind of see the same similarities here but younger players here so it’s a lot of growth."

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