PRO:Spent his rookie season in Kansas City on Reserve/Injured after suffering a hip flexor injury.
COLLEGE:Started 20-of-25 games in two seasons at Alabama, tallying 74 tackles (53 solo), including eight tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one interception for a touchdown and 16 passes defensed.
2011:Started all 13 games for the Crimson Tide as a senior where he finished the season with 41 tackles (27 solo), 1.5 sacks, one interception returned 25 yards for a touchdown, one fumble recovery and 12 passes defensed.
2010:Saw seven starts in 12 games played as a junior, totaling 33 tackles (26 solo), including a secondary-leading 33 tackles (26 solo). Also recorded two sacks and four pass break-ups.
2009:Made 51 tackles (36 solo) and had one interception in his final season at Copiah-Lincoln and was ranked as the No. 6 junior college prospect by Super Prep Magazine.
The Lions are hoping CB Chris Houston bounces back from a sub-par season, but there are no guarantees he will.
Jim Caldwell liked what he had seen and heard about Matthew Stafford when he was hired as head coach of the Lions, and his opinion hasn’t changed after the last three days of minicamp practices.