The Detroit Lions had shown enough interest in former Falcons safety Damontae Kazee that they brought him in for an official visit Thursday. But if they hoped to sign him this year, they will have to seek secondary help elsewhere. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Kazee will sign with the Dallas Cowboys.
Kazee was an interesting free agent this year. He had significant success in his young career, peaking with his 2018 season in which he tied for the league lead in interceptions. However, last year he broke his Achilles tendon in four season games, and teams were obviously still worried about that injury enough to want to bring him on the road.
But the Lions won’t be able to see their future unfold in Detroit. Instead, they’ll have to find much-needed security help elsewhere this offseason. As of now, the Lions have already lost Miles Killebrew in free agency and don’t seem interested in bringing Duron Harmon back. That leaves only Tracy Walker, Will Harris and special teams Godwin Igwebuike, Jalen Elliott and Bobby Price on the list as safety.