Don Carey DB DET 9 Months
The Lions signed S Don Carey to a three-year extension at some point during the 2013 regular season.
The deal was never reported by the media, but the NFLPA database has Carey under Detroit's control through 2016. He was previously only signed through 2013. Although Carey has been a liability when pressed into action at safety and slot corner, he's contributed 21 special teams tackles the past two seasons.
Don Carey DB DET Jan 03 '13
Lions signed S Don Carey to a one-year, $630,000 contract extension.
Carey was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason. He was signed on the first day of November with the Detroit secondary experiencing a slew of injuries. Carey, 26 in February, then started six games down the stretch and recorded two interceptions with five pass break-ups. He'll be a reserve and special teams player in 2013.
Don Carey DB DET Nov 01 '12
Lions signed DB Don Carey.
Carey was with the Lions in camp before getting released with an injury settlement. He's on as secondary depth with Louis Delmas (knee) banged up again and Bill Bentley (shoulder) out for the year.
Don Carey DB DET Aug 27 '12
Lions released DB Don Carey with an injury settlement.
Carey was on injured reserve after being waived/injured last Monday. A special teamer and reserve safety for the Lions last season, Carey is just two years removed from starting 10 games for the Jaguars. He could draw interest as a mid-season special teams fill-in.
Don Carey DB DET Aug 20 '12
Lions waived/injured DB Don Carey and TE Nathan Overbay.
A special teamer and reserve defensive back, Carey appeared in five games last season, making 11 tackles. He appeared in 15 games for the Jaguars in 2010, making 10 starts. Getting cut at this stage of camp bodes poorly for Carey's NFL future, but his experience should keep him on the radar. A third-year pro, Overbay has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Don Carey DB DET Dec 23 '11
Lions DB Don Carey sustained a concussion in Week 15.
Carey took a blind-side hit to the head on kickoff coverage last week. Unlike FS Chris Harris, the special teamer has yet to be cleared for a return to practice.
Don Carey DB DET Oct 25 '11
Lions signed S Don Carey, formerly of the Jaguars.
Carey was cut by the Jags before the season after totaling 36 tackles in 15 games last year. He'll add depth in Detroit with backup safety Erik Coleman out for the season.