Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Monday that they are still looking for new players either by trade or as free agents that could add to the level of competition during training camp.
“We’re shopping for everything,” Mayhew said, via the Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We’re always trying to get our football team better. Defensive backs, defensive line, offensive line, every position. We’re talking to people around the league about making moves and trades and trying to upgrade all the time, so it never stops. It’s a never-ending sort of situation where we (don’t) feel comfortable anywhere, but certainly, secondary is a place we need to look.”
As of now, the Lions are likely to have Bill Bentley, Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis as their top-three cornerbacks. They used a fourth-round pick on Nevin Lawson, but there is no question that more depth is needed at corner.
NFL teams won’t be making cuts for a few weeks, so the Lions could wait until then to see who ends up being available on waivers before the start of the regular season.
We’ll have more updates regarding potential moves from the Lions as the news is available.