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Lions re-sign CB Marcus Cooper

The Lions added to their corner depth by bringing back Cooper.

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The Detroit Lions are bringing back a late addition from last season. Adam Caplan is reporting that the Lions will re-sign cornerback Marcus Cooper to a one-year deal.

Claimed on waivers from the Chicago Bears on November 23, Cooper actually had the Lions’ second-highest PFF grade on defense, albeit coming on a mere 36 snaps. With the release of Nevin Lawson and Glover Quin, as well as the signing of Justin Coleman, Cooper figures to provided additional depth for a rebuilding Lions secondary.

Cooper boasts an elite athletic profile, but after stints with the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, and Bears, it hasn’t translated to success. Still, he will have a chance to earn a spot from Teez Tabor and Jamal Agnew, among others.

You can keep track of all the Detroit Lions’ signings and re-signings in free agency with our 2019 free agency tracker.


The Lions have officially announced the re-signing:

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