The Lions have re-signed exclusive rights free agents CB Mike Ford and CB Dee Virgin: https://t.co/c2pDUngiSu
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) April 21, 2020
Virgin, 26, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama back in May of 2017. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Texans waived him as they cut their roster down to 53 players.
Virgin later signed on to the Texans practice squad and returned to Houston on a futures contract in 2018. However, he was waived coming out of the preseason and was later claimed by the Lions.
Detroit elected to waive him in October but decided to quickly sign him to their practice squad after he cleared waivers. Virgin rejoined the active roster later in the year and he’s been there ever since.
In 2019, Virgin appeared in 15 games for the Lions and recorded nine tackles and one forced fumble.