Diggs played just five games at safety last season, but Rapoport says “Detroit really liked what they saw” in those five games. The extension is worth $20.4MM. Starting his career as a cornerback, Diggs was taken in the sixth round out of Texas back in 2015 and was heading into the final year of his rookie contract.
Diggs started four games in each of his first two seasons before starting 11 last year. He’s received solid marks from Pro Football Focus throughout his career, and apparently impressed new coach Matt Patricia during their short time together.
The Lions were busy this morning, also signing former Patriot Marquis Flowers. Flowers will now be reunited with Patricia. Flowers was a reserve in New England but ended up making a couple of starts down the stretch in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Bengals in 2014 before being traded to the Patriots.
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