Lawson was released by the Lions earlier in March after starting 14 games in 2018 and 45 of 46 games over the past three seasons. The 27-year-old will likely slot in behind Gareon Conley and Daryl Worley (shoulder) at cornerback and could have a sizable role in the Oakland secondary.
Lawson will meet with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Lions let Lawson go last week in order to avoid giving him a roster bonus. He spent his first five seasons in Detroit. The 27-year-old appeared in 15 games last season, starting 14 of them, and recorded 43 tackles (33 solo), one sack, and five passes defended. Oakland's secondary is relatively thin, so he could potentially carve out a role for himself there should he ultimately sign.
Lawson was due a $1.2 million roster bonus next week and close to $5 million in salary during the 2019 season. He made 53 tackles and five pass breakups in 15 games for the Lions last season. The Lions freed up cap space, but after Darius Slay, there aren't any established cornerbacks under contract with the team heading into next season.
Lawson (ankle) was downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Lawson was added to the injury report Friday and will miss his first game of the season. Jamal Agnew (knee) was also ruled out while DeShawn Shead (knee) is now on injured reserve, likely leaving Teez Tabor, Michael Cooper and Mike Ford to see increased defensive workloads in the season finale.
Lawson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Lawson has not missed a game yet this season, and will attempt to play through his ankle injury versus the Packers. If the starting cornerback were to sit out the season finale, Teez Tabor would benefit from an uptick in snaps.
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