Lawson will start at cornerback Sunday against Chicago, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Lawson is drawing the start in place of Teez Tabor, who has struggled the past few weeks. Lawson has seen significant action for Detroit this season and could still see an uptick now that he's getting the start.
Lawson (illness) is active for Sunday's game versus the Packers.
Lawson has averaged more than 52 defensive snaps per game, and he's expected to have the same workload Sunday. The Packers will be playing three rookie wideouts behind Davante Adams, so Lawson could have a chance to make some noise in coverage.
Lawson (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Lawson was out sick both Wednesday and Thursday, but he likely has good odds of suiting up after fully participating in Friday's practice.
Lawson did not participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness.
This is the first word of Lawson dealing with an illness this week, so the exact severity isn't clear. Lawson's status should become clearer based on his participation Friday and resulting designation for Sunday's contest against the Packers.
Lawson was the No. 3 cornerback for the Lions in 2017, and he compiled 47 tackles, four pass breakups and one fumble returned for a touchdown in 15 games. Pending any more moves, it appears Lawson will be try holding down a starting job with the Lions in 2018 along with Teez Tabor and Darius Slay.
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