CB Nevin Lawson To Visit Raiders

A Lions cap casualty, Nevin Lawson will make his first free agency visit on Wednesday. The veteran cornerback will meet with the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

The Raiders have made a few key additions this offseason, including bringing in safety Lamarcus Joyner, but have not bolstered their cornerback situation — one that fluctuated in 2018. Lawson would be a step in that direction.

Oakland did place a second-round tender on Daryl Worley and still has Reggie McKenzie-era draft choice Gareon Conley, but the team’s cornerback corps is far from settled.

Beyond Conley and Worley, only Nick Nelson, Rico Gafford and Makinton Dorleant reside on the Raiders’ roster at corner. There will surely be changes before this situation is finalized.

Lawson spent five seasons in Detroit, the former fourth-round pick starting 54 games. The 27-year-old defender was the Lions’ primary Darius Slay complementary starter from 2016-18. Despite his place on the Lions’ depth chart and Slay being entrenched as Detroit’s No. 1 corner, Lawson has yet to record an interception. He stayed with the Lions last year via a two-year, $9.2MM deal.

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