The Lions continue to add depth to their secondary with the signing of veteran cornerback Drew Coleman to a one-year deal Wednesday, according to league sources. The Lions also signed fellow veteran cornerback Justin Miller on Wednesday.
Coleman, 29, was drafted in the sixth round by the Jets in the 2006 NFL Draft and played and played his first five seasons in the league in New York (nine starts). He played 16 games (four starts) with the Jaguars last season. He had 46 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, forced three fumbles and defended nine passes for the Jaguars last season.
The Lions released projected starter Aaron Berry on Monday after his second arrest this offseason. Coleman now joins Chris Houston, Jacob Lacey, Alphonso Smith, Justin Miller and rookie third-round pick Bill Bentley in the competition for the team top three cornerback spots when training camp begins Thursday.
The team released cornerback Ross Weaver to make room for Coleman on the 90-man roster.
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