Not long after claiming him off waivers from the Saints, the Lions have signed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus to a contract for the 2014 season, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press (via Twitter). Despite being claimed on waivers by Detroit, Abdul-Quddus wasn’t under contract beyond next month, having been eligible for restricted free agency.
Abdul-Quddus, 25, spent his first three seasons with the Saints, starting three games for the team during the 2012 season. While he grabbed a pair of interceptions and defended seven passes on defense in ’12, the Fordham alum saw most of his action in 2013 on special teams.
According to Birkett (Twitter link), Abdul-Quddus’ new deal with the Lions is worth a total of $695K for 2014. Since the pact includes a $50K signing bonus, that means the safety will be under contract for a minimum base salary of $645K.