Lawson seems secure in his job at right cornerback, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Lawson put together a quietly solid 2016 campaign that seemingly went underappreciated due to his lack of big plays. However, the four-year vet served as the Lions' top cover corner when Darius Slay wasn't able to play and finished the year among the league leaders in fewest yards allowed per coverage snap (0.82). It's possible 2017 second-rounder Teez Tabor could push for a starting gig before long but, for now, the job appears to be Lawson's to lose.
Lawson (calf) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Lawson went down near the end of the fourth quarter, though the details of his injury haven't been reported. If he can't return, the Lions will be left with only three healthy cornerbacks for the duration of overtime.
Lawson (foot) will be active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Kyle Meinke of the MLive Media Group reports.
Lawson's availability will be key for the Lions' defense, who'll be without fellow starting cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring). Johnson Bademosi, Quandre Diggs, and Adairius Barnes figure to round out the cornerback crew for Detroit.
Lawson first appeared on Detroit's injury report Thursday, likely sustaining his injury at practice. He was able to participate in a limited fashion on Friday, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday. With Darius Slay (hamstring) already out, the team could be absent both starting corners in Week 8, leaving Johnson Bademosi, Quandre Diggs, and Adairius Barnes as the only healthy corners on the team.
|P1||8/13/17||@ IND||1:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|2||9/18/17||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|