Former Saint Quddus lands in Detroit

Free-agent safety Isa Abdul-Quddus — cut by the Saints in January — is back on an NFL team. He was awarded off waivers to the Detroit Lions on Monday, the first day of such transactions for the 2014 offseason.

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman talks to New Orleans Saints free safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Chicago. The Saints won 26-18. (AP)

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman talks to New Orleans Saints free safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Chicago. The Saints won 26-18. (AP)

Quddus had 12 tackles and a pass-break up in 11 games this season, his third with the Saints. In 42 games since 2011, the undrafted free agent out of Fordham had 47 tackles on defense, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and two interceptions. The forced fumbles were in 2011; the turnovers he accounted for were in 2012.

The Saints also used Quddus on special teams. Detroit might let him compete for a roster spot on that unit or as a reserve in the secondary.

In other news, Eric Frampton — another safety/special teamer that the Saints cut in January — cleared waivers. Frampton was signed in December but waived after two games.