ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Detroit Lions continue to make changes on defense, announcing a pair of signings Saturday.
The Lions signed cornerback Rashean Mathis and linebacker Rocky McIntosh, adding some veteran presence. Mathis spent the past 10 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and McIntosh played for the St. Louis Rams in 2012 after six seasons in Washington.
During his time with the Jaguars, Mathis started 129 games, racking up 518 tackles and 30 interceptions. In March, Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell announced the team would not re-sign Mathis.
McIntosh started nine games for the Rams last season. He has 515 career tackles, as well as nine sacks and four interceptions.
To make room for Mathis and McIntosh on the roster, the Lions released safety Trevor Coston and linebacker Adrian Moten.