ALLEN PARK - Vann McElroy, the agent for former Denver Broncos safety Kenoy Kennedy, says that he and his client have not reached an agreement in principle and called an internet report stating such bogus.
According to McElroy, Detroit is one of four teams still in the running for the services of Kennedy, arguably the top free agent safety on the market today.
McElroy said that he has had preliminary talks with Detroit and the team is in the process of setting up a visit with Detroit tentatively for this weekend, but that even those details hadn't been confirmed.
McElroy was not at all happy about the report that began circulating earlier in the day. However, late this afternoon, a Denver area source told Scout.com's Mike Fowler that Kenoy and McElroy were planning a weekend visit in Detroit with the expectation that "Detroit would make a strong push" to sign the 27-year old veteran. McElroy conceded that he was in the process of making preliminary arrangements to visit with the Lions this weekend.
It comes as no secret that Detroit is moving quickly to try to address one of the biggest needs on their football team. Detroit fielded one of the oldest tandems of safeties in the NFL with two 34-year old veterans in Brock Marion and Bracy Walker.
Detroit has an up-and-coming player in third-year man Terrence Holt, but really need an infusion of talent at this position. Detroit has been mentioned in possible trade talks with Jacksonville regarding franchise player Donovin Darius, but it is unlikely that Detroit would want to give up draft picks to get a player who is approaching 30 years old.
Detroit currently fields the oldest set of starting safeties in the NFL with two 34-year olds.
Agent for Kennedy denies agreement with Lions
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