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Glover Quin will play the Ed Reed role in DC Teryl Austin's scheme.

Austin was Reed's position coach in Baltimore in 2011 and 2012. Quin will no longer play sides like he did under Gunther Cunningham, instead dropping to the deeper part of the field and reading the quarterback. It's a free safety position built for players with a nose for the ball, something Quin has shown during his five-year career. He's recorded 57 pass breakups, eight interceptions and four forced fumbles.

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Lions FS Glover Quin (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs.

Quin underwent minor ankle surgery earlier this month, but said he plans on participating in offseason workouts despite not being fully recovered. Even if Quin ends up being limited in OTAs, his heath isn't a major concern. The Lions are moving Quin to free safety this season, where he'll start opposite James Ihedigbo.

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Lions SS Glover Quin underwent offseason ankle surgery.

It was a "small procedure to finally relieve the pain in his ankle." Quin missed some practice time during the season, his first with the Lions. He started all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season and racked up 57 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions while grading out as a top-11 safety at Pro Football Focus. Quin inked a five-year, $23.5 million deal last March.

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Lions SS Glover Quin (ankle) returned to practice Thursday.

Quin was in a walking boot Wednesday, but that was apparently just a precaution. He's now on track to be in the starting lineup when the Lions host the Bucs Sunday.

Glover Quin DB DET 5 Months

Lions SS Glover Quin (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot Wednesday.

Glover Quin DB DET 5 Months

Lions SS Glover Quin was forced from Sunday's game against the Steelers with an ankle injury, and is questionable to return.

Quin went down midway through the fourth quarter, and appears unlikely to return. Quin is playing well this season, grading out as the No. 15 safety in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

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Lions DC Gunther Cunningham has been impressed with new SS Glover Quin's offseason.

"He is something," Cunningham said. "We had a meeting the other day and I turned to (our vice president of pro personnel) and I said, 'Quin.' He goes, 'Professional.' I said, 'That's the best description I've ever heard.' That's him. All about business every day." With Louis Delmas' (knees) health still up in the air, the Lions are counting on Quin to anchor the back end of the defense. A 1,000-snap player for the Texans last season, Quin graded out as the No. 40 safety in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

Glover Quin DB DET Mar 13 '13

Lions agreed to terms with SS Glover Quin on a five-year contract.

We put "for real" in the headline because this deal was initially reported by ESPN, then withdrawn with the Texans reportedly jumping back into the mix. It's not been confirmed by Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website. Quin, 27, is an effective run support safety whose cover skills have been overrated in some circles. He has some experience covering slot receivers, but it hasn't typically gone well. Quin did rack up 84 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles at strong safety in Houston last year. He'll be on the IDP radar as a DB2/3 with some upside behind a leaky Detroit front seven.

Glover Quin DB DET Mar 13 '13

Lions agreed to terms with S Glover Quin, formerly of the Texans.

Detroit continues to rake 'em in on Wednesday. Quin will replace free agent Louis Delmas in the Lions' defensive backfield, but he can also play some corner. Quin struggles in coverage a bit, but he's an above-average run defender. It's a tough loss for Houston, who wanted him back badly. Detroit has now inked Quin and cornerback Chris Houston to help shore up the back end.

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NFL.com reports free agent S Glover Quin is seeking roughly $5 million per season.

It's affordable, and in line with what we expected. Quin is visiting the Lions, but could still end up back in Houston. He'd be a strong add for the DB-needy Lions, and tough loss for the Texans.