Although Lions coach Jim Schwartz is saying he’s confident in his cornerbacks, the team may be looking for some veteran help.
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Lions are interested in trading for Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins. The Cowboys are continuing to insist that Jenkins is not available and will remain in Dallas this season, but the Lions’ interest suggests that they’re not quite as confident in their secondary as they’ve been letting on.
Detroit’s secondary struggled last year, especially late in the season, and it was dealt another blow early in the offseason when starting cornerback Eric Wright left for Tampa Bay in free agency. Chris Houston will return as one of the starters at cornerback, but after Houston the Lions have more quantity (in the form of holdover Aaron Berry, free agent signing Jacob Lacey and draft picks Dwight Bentley, Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green) than quality.
Which means that if a quality veteran becomes available in the next three months, the Lions may make a move for him.