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Professional Football Concentration thinks the following end for the Honey Badger need to be Detroit.

Tyrann Mathieu, 26, is a absolutely free-agent defensive back and PFF says the Lions’ secondary would be an excellent landing place.

PFF determined a single absolutely free agent as a excellent in good shape for just about every NFL staff (via ESPN, pay website), after thinking of cap area, positional demands and prospective scheme suits.

PFF: “It’s no key the Lions’ secondary has struggled. Just after all, it really is a unit that authorized Teez Tabor to play 176 snaps in protection ahead of pulling him from the lineup. Tabor concluded the time acquiring authorized a fantastic passer score into his protection as nicely as 22 receptions on only 28 targets for 371 yards and 4 touchdowns. The complications were not confined to Tabor, as the maximum-graded entire-time player in the secondary was Darius Slay (the No. 23 CB), when their maximum-graded safety, Quandre Diggs, was just the No. 35-rated player at the place.

“Mathieu has a whole lot of soccer remaining in him and has been an ironman above the past two seasons. He has experienced as well as grades in every single time of his career and played above 1,000 snaps in the secondary in the past two. That type of longevity, as nicely as his playmaking existence, would go a lengthy way in Detroit.”

Just after five a long time in Arizona, Mathieu played for Houston final time on a a single-calendar year deal for $7 million. He commenced all 16 online games for the Texans and experienced 89 tackles and two interceptions.

In 82 career NFL online games, Mathieu has commenced 73. He was a to start with-staff All-Professional in 2015.

If the Lions had been interested in pursuing Mathieu, it may be tricky for them to pull him out of Houston. The Texans have $78 million in income-cap area, and coach Monthly bill O’Brien would like to see Mathieu return.

“He’s a male who intended a whole lot to our locker place,” O’Brien mentioned of Mathieu to the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a excellent soccer player. He’s a clever soccer player. He’s a multipurpose player, but also what he intended management-smart in the locker place. There is certainly no doubt we would appreciate to have Tyrann back.”