It turns out that Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson did not dislocate his foot on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Instead, he dislocated his toes, and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell indicated on Monday that this is likely going to be a season-ending injury.
Caldwell said Lawson is still in North Carolina in the hospital. Does not anticipate he'll return this year. #Lions— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 15, 2014
This injury was quite severe considering it required immediate surgery, but it worked out that the Lions were playing the Panthers when it happened.
Caldwell said Lawson's injury is dislocation of his toes. Said one of the best guys for that kind of surgery works for the Panthers.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 15, 2014
With Lawson likely headed for injured reserve, yet another roster spot is about to open up in the secondary. Last week, the Lions replaced cornerback Bill Bentley with safety Nate Ness, but they will almost certainly have to add a cornerback this week. They are down to Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis and Cassius Vaughn, and they can't go into a game against the Green Bay Packers with only three healthy cornerbacks on their roster.
Based on what Caldwell said on Monday, it seems the Lions are open to potentially signing a free agent to help at cornerback, but it sounds like Mohammed Seisay will be signed from the practice squad. It's possible that they could promote Seisay and bring in outside help as well, but we probably won't find out their exact plans until later in the week.