Lions general manager Martin Mayhew continues the building process of the 90-man roster before training camp July 26. The Lions have claimed undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Dontrell Johnson from the Jaguars. Johnson still has to pass a physical on Monday.
The team released undrafted rookie free agent safety Alonzo Lawrence to make room for Johnson on the roster.
Johnson, who played collegiately at Murray State, had 11 pass breakups last year. Also an explosive return specialist in college, Johnson averaged 16.2 yards per punt return for Murray State last year. As a junior, he averaged 22.8 yards per return and had two touchdowns in 15 attempts.
Lawrence never asserted himself into the safety rotation in the offseason after the Lions signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Gulf Coast Community College following the draft.
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