The Oakland Raiders have reached a deal with cornerback Nevin Lawson, the team announced Wednesday.
The Detroit Lions released Lawson on March 11 in a salary cap move, saving $4.675 million.
Lawson, 27, was a consistent if not flashy corner back for the Lions. Even a fourth-round selection (133rd overall) by the Lions in 2014that he played in 62 games for Detroit, starting 54 of them, including being a full time newcomer over the previous few seasons with the team.
While he has had 25 career passes defended, he has never intercepted a pass in the NFL. His sole turnover forced in his five seasons in Detroit has been a driven fumble/fumble recovery in 2017 that led to his first career touchdown.
ESPN’s Michael Rothstein contributed to this record.