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Lions may not be done acquiring cornerbacks

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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.

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18 Responses to “Lions may not be done acquiring cornerbacks”
  1. lolb23 says: May 26, 2012 6:44 PM

    The CB’s improved when Eric Wright left. He was terrible, which is why they didn’t bother trying to keep him.

  2. majbobby says: May 26, 2012 7:08 PM

    Call up Buffalo McKelvin or McGee might be available. Both Small money so CAP should not be an Issue for Detroit like Florence would have been.

  3. kpow55 says: May 26, 2012 7:09 PM

    As a Lions fan, please no, no more head cases.

    There’s a fine line between confidence and a overly inflated self opinion.

    Coverage he’s average, great, that’s an upgrade.

    Attitude, thinks he’s Woodson, plays like Wright

  4. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 26, 2012 7:36 PM

    Detroit Lions DB qualifications:

    Likes:
    – weed.

    Dislikes:
    – authority.
    – cheese.
    – police
    – WR, RB, and offensive linemen.
    – tackling

  5. lionsmark09 says: May 26, 2012 7:58 PM

    Pretty sure the Lions are not adding any more. There is no cap room and they do not need another bum. Houston and Berry will start with Bentley at nickle. Mark it down.

  6. dirtybird28 says: May 26, 2012 8:36 PM

    @kpow55 he isn’t a head case more than he is somewhat injury prone. His coverage isn’t too shabby, he did make the pro bowl a couple years ago.

  7. erbsdad says: May 26, 2012 8:48 PM

    Lions have a few million in cap space ($4m?). If we extend Avril, we can reduce his 10.6M to something a little more manageable. I don’t know if Jenkins is any good or not, but we could really use another vet.

    Whatever Mayhew decides is fine with me.

  8. lks311 says: May 26, 2012 11:06 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    May 26, 2012 7:36 PM
    Detroit Lions DB qualifications:

    Likes:
    – weed.

    Dislikes:
    – authority.
    – cheese.
    – police
    – WR, RB, and offensive linemen.
    – tackling
    —————————————
    Says the fan who has the only player who has a player that actually “sells drugs” going on trial. I don’t use the word Idiot lightly, but you qualify.

  9. daysend564 says: May 26, 2012 11:35 PM

    If Jenkins was acquired, he’d easily be your best CB. That said, Cowboys aren’t letting him go anywhere.

  10. twb5003 says: May 26, 2012 11:59 PM

    What!? No team has ever released fake info regarding another teams interest in a player in an attempt to drive up that plays value.

  11. romoscollarbone says: May 27, 2012 12:45 AM

    Jenkins for Titus Young.

  12. ahs2 says: May 27, 2012 1:15 AM

    Yes, and the Schwartz/Mayhew machine have said since they took over that they will never settle but continually try to acquire better players than they currently have.

  13. tigershark49 says: May 27, 2012 1:22 AM

    I’ve seen small puddles deeper than the Lions’ secondary.

  14. blowpackblow says: May 27, 2012 2:56 AM

    Bearsrulepackdrool qualifications:

    Likes:

    Soccer

    Dislikes:

    Playing the Lions

    Women

  15. tatum064 says: May 27, 2012 6:48 AM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    May 26, 2012 7:36 PM
    Detroit Lions DB qualifications:

    Likes:
    – weed.

    Dislikes:
    – authority.
    – cheese.
    – police
    – WR, RB, and offensive linemen.
    – tackling

    ———-

    Megatron

    Likes;

    Dismantling the entire Bear, Packer and Viking Secondaries

    Dislikes;

    Doesnt matter, he’s not from this planet.

  16. ramal1dw says: May 27, 2012 10:11 AM

    lolb23 hit it on the head.

    It’s not that we couldn’t keep Wright. It’s that he’s basically the main reason we lost that Saints game in the playoffs. Watch the gametape and you’ll see him regularly blowing coverages and missing tackles. He was awful and if your only choice is to pay an awful veteran to do the same crappy job that you can pay a rookie to do, and then hopefully coach the rookie up, then you go with the rookie.

    I don’t get why the mainstream media keeps saying this same thing about Wright.

    We’re not BETTER without him, but we’re certainly not any worse, either.

  17. jimmylions says: May 27, 2012 1:58 PM

    No such thing as too much depth in the defensive secondary. I’m glad we’re still looking for talent.

    In Mayhew we trust.

  18. darthhitman77 says: May 28, 2012 7:37 PM

    A bears fan tslking smack about the Lions and dope when they had Sam Hurd? Last i checked fool, distribution always carries a heavier penalty than usage moron

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