The Oakland Raiders have reached a deal with cornerback Nevin Lawson, ” a source told ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
The Detroit Lions released Lawson on March 11 at a salary cap move, saving 4.675 million.
Lawson, 27, has been a persistent if not flashy corner back for the Lions. A fourth-round selection (133rd overall) by the Lions at 2014that he played 62 games for Detroit, starting 54 of them, for example being a full-time rookie on the last three seasons with the club.
While he has already established 25 career passes defended, he never intercepted a pass at the NFL. His sole turnover forced in his five seasons in Detroit had been a forced fumble/fumble comeback in 2017 which led to his first career touchdown.
ESPN’s Michael Rothstein contributed to the record.