Former Colt Heads to Detroit

A former Colt will join Rick DeMulling and Marcus Pollard in Detroit this season.

Former Colts safety Idrees Bashir (2001-2004) has signed a one-year deal to play for the Detroit Lions in 2006.

The 28-year old Bashir is slated for a backup role behind starter Terrence Holt. But he could also find himself pushed further down the depth chart if Detroit selects University of Texas safety Michael Huff with their first-round pick.

Bashir started out strong for Indianapolis during his rookie season when he posted 83 tackles. But the Colts' second-round draft pick in 2001 didn't approach those numbers again after that debut season, averaging 49 tackles over the next three seasons. Bashir has five interceptions and three forced fumbles to his credit over his first five seasons in the NFL.

After becoming a free agent in 2005, Bashir landed in Carolina, but saw limited time outside of special teams. He missed most of the month of December with a hamstring injury. Bashir was credited with just two tackles in eleven game appearances prior to hitting the free agent market again this offseason.


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