Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com reports that CB Amari Spievey could “eventually” earn himself a starting role in Detroit’s secondary. Currently, the former Hawkeye is listed as a backup to Chris Houston and Jonathan Wade.
Mancini’s Take: While another Amari has been making headlines in New York, Detroit’s version has given coaches reason to stand up and take notice of his instincts and athleticism during recent team drills. The fact that the third-round pick previously missed his offseason workouts doesn’t bode well for him in terms of immediately claiming a spot in the starting lineup. Spievey’s primary competition will come from fourth-year veteran Jonathan Wade, who ended up in coach Steve Spagnuolo’s dog house last year with the Rams after only four starts. The 26-year-old was undisciplined in the Blue and Gold and just simply didn’t make enough plays. But the 5-10 corner seems to have turned over a new leaf