As the Lions continue to play musical chairs in the secondary, they’ve made yet another move at cornerback.
Pat Lee, who started seven games at cornerback for the Raiders this year but was surprisingly cut on Saturday, has been claimed off waivers by the Lions. To make room on the roster for Lee, Detroit has waived cornerback Alphonso Smith.
The Lions have been plagued by injuries in the secondary this season, so being able to acquire a cornerback who was a starter for most of this season has to be welcome news in Detroit. The move presumably means the Lions are no longer in the hunt for former Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt, who is a free agent after he cleared waivers last week.
Detroit is also expected to get cornerback Drayton Florence back soon after he has spent the last eight weeks on injured reserve with the return designation.