Lions announce DB signing, possibly adding a second

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Marcus Cromartie

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions announced a safety swap on Sunday afternoon, and the agent of veteran cornerback Sterling Moore tweeted his client had reached an agreement with the Lions earlier in the day before deleting the post.

Officially, the team signed safety Marcus Cromartie. To clear a roster spot, the team waived-injured safety Stefan McClure. 

Undrafted out of Wisconsin in 2013, Cromartie has spent time with six teams. The 6-foot, 195-pounder saw most of his playing time during three years with the San Francisco 49ers (2014-16), appearing in 21 games during that stretch. 

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As for Moore, the seven-year veteran could still be headed to the Lions, despite the deleted tweet. On Instagram, he seemed to confirm a deal was near completion, using a car emoji to write out Motor City, followed by a second emoji of two hands being raised in praise. 

Moore has experience with Lions coach Matt Patricia. Moore spent most of his first two seasons with the New England Patriots, including Patricia's first as the team's defensive coordinator. 

Moore went on to play for Dallas, Tampa Bay and most recently New Orleans. He has appeared in 75 games, including 31 starts, during his seven-year career, recording 186 tackles, 40 pass breakups and six interceptions.

Stafford welcomes third child

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife, Kelly, welcomed their third child into the world this week, according to Kelly's Instagram. 

The couple had twin girls last April. 

Stafford made his preseason debut against the Giants on Friday night. He completed 2 of 5 passes for 51 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. He was also sacked twice in the 30-17 loss.