The Lions secondary has been ravaged by injuries. Rookie Bill Bentley is out for the season. Louis Delmas is down. Drayton Florence hasn't played since Week 2. Jacob Lacey missed two games before he returned last week. Routt would add a veteran presence to the mix, but some have questioned his willingness to play physical.
The Lions unit, however, hasn't been as awful as it's been in the past. Detroit ranks No. 8 in pass defense, allowing just 214.2 yards per game. The questions center on Routt.