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Nevin Lawson injury: Lions CB likely out for season

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Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson is likely going to miss the rest of the season after dislocating his toes on Sunday.

Leon Halip

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.

This injury was quite severe considering it required immediate surgery, but it worked out that the Lions were playing the Panthers when it happened.

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.