Detroit Lions Re-Sign Former Cajuns CB Bill Bentley
Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun cornerback Bill Bentley was a third round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2012, spending three seasons with the club before his release in June.
When on the field, Bentley has been productive, but injuries led to 30 missed games, 18 games played, including 8 starts.
Bentley tore his ACL in week 1 of the 2014 seasons after being penciled in as the Lions nickle back. Struggling to overcome the ACL injury, Detroit released him after the team's minicamp in June.
Bentley worked out for the Steelers, Patriots and Colts, but was not offered a contract.
Wednesday, Bentley got the call from his former team in need of secondary help, signing a deal with Detroit.
The Lions lost corners Rashean Mathis and Josh Wilson for the season due to injury, while Nevin Lawson's status is up in the air due to a concussion.
Bentley familiarity with the system made him a natural choice to bring back.
Bentley, a Pahokee Florida native, starred for the Cajuns from 2008-2011, excelling at the corner position during the final three seasons Ricky Bustle's tenure, and the first year of Mark Hudspeth's.