Lions sign 'The Interceptor'

A think secondary in Detroit just got some veteran help.

The Lions have signed cornerback Nathan Vasher, according to multiple media reports coming out of Motown. We reported here last week that the team had brought him in for a workout.

Vasher was one of the final cuts by the San Diego Chargers, who opted to go with more youth when it came to backups in the secondary. The Lions, though, are plagued with youth and a lack of talent. After Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 372 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, the Lions had little choice but to seek out some help.

Detroit benefits by waiting until this week to sign Vasher. As a vested veteran, his base salary for 2010 would have been guaranteed had he signed before the first game.

Known as “The Interceptor” when he played for the Bears, Vasher was a one-time Pro Bowl performer. He struggled staying healthy in recent seasons and seemed to lose a step. But reports out of San Diego were positive and he picked off two passes in preseason for the Chargers.

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