Cornerback Rashean Mathis has reached an agreement on a one-year deal to return to the Detroit Lions for what will be his 12th season in the NFL.
Mathis, 33, won a starting job last season when some of the Lions’ younger cornerbacks were injured and didn’t develop as fast as expected.
He became an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. It appeared he might not come back to Detroit when he wasn’t signed sooner, but his agent Doug Hendrickson confirmed the deal with the Lions through a message posted on Twitter.
Congratulations to Rashean Mathis on agreeing to terms with the Detroit Lions. Incredible career continues for a 12th season.