CB Lawson signs with Raiders after Lions release

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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 cornerback for the Lions. A fourth-round pick (133rd overall) by the Lions in 2014, he played in 62 games for Detroit, starting 54 of them, including being a full-time starter over the past three seasons with the club.

While he has had 25 career passes defended, he has never intercepted a pass in the NFL. His only turnover forced in his five seasons in Detroit was a forced fumble/fumble recovery in 2017 that led to his first career touchdown.

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein contributed to this report.

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