Kelly agrees to deal with Lions, becomes 4th ex-Buc to land in Detroit

Updated: March 10, 2008, 6:10 PM ET

Cornerback Brian Kelly, who voided his contract with the Bucs, became the fourth former Tampa Bay defender to join Rod Marinelli in Detroit.

Kelly agreed Saturday to a three-year deal with the Lions, the terms of which weren't immediately available. Kelly joins defensive tackle Chuck Darby, safety Dwight Smith and safety Kavlin Pearson, who signed a restricted free agent offer sheet, to work out deals with the Lions.

Marinelli was a former Bucs assistant head coach and defensive line coach from 1996-2005, before taking over as head coach of the Lions in 2006.

Kelly, a former second-round pick, started 73 games in his 10 seasons with the Bucs.

-- John Clayton,

The Denver Broncos, who have spent the week looking for safety help, reached a three-year, $4.5 million deal with Marquand Manuel, who spent last season with the Carolina Panthers.

The deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus.

Manuel, 28, beat out Chris Crocker, Marlon McCree and others for the chance to compete for a starting safety job. Manuel signed a five-year, $10 million deal in 2006 with the Packers after he left the Seahawks following their Super Bowl season.

Manuel was cut by the Packers before spending last season as a backup with the Panthers, for whom he started two games.

-- John Clayton,