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Lions work out a cornerback

The Detroit Lions brought in a cornerback for a workout on Wednesday.

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After the Detroit Lions established their 53-man roster, a lot of people thought they might use the waiver wire to bring in extra help at cornerback. No waiver claims were awarded to the Lions, however, and the team decided to re-sign defensive end Darryl Tapp when a roster spot opened up on Tuesday. For now, it appears they are sticking with the cornerbacks already on their team.

If the Lions decide to make a change at cornerback in the future, perhaps they could sign Roc Carmichael, who reportedly worked out for them on Wednesday.

Carmichael, a fourth-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2011, joined the Philadelphia Eagles last year. He only appeared in six games during his time in Houston, but he made two starts in 13 games for the Eagles last season, recording 16 tackles and four pass defenses. On Pro Football Focus, Carmichael received a -1.0 grade for the 2013 regular season.

In all likelihood, this workout was just to give the Lions a look at someone who could be an option should they need help at cornerback down the road. I can't imagine they're on the verge of signing him or anything like that, especially since workouts like this take place on a weekly basis during the season. If players get injured or spots open up for other reasons, the Lions want to have a list of guys they can bring in, and that's likely why Carmichael stopped by for a workout on Wednesday.

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