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.
Lawson (concussion) recorded 47 tackles, four PBUs, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one touchdown over 15 games in 2017.
Lawson was picked on often playing opposite 2017 All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay, and he didn't do much to stop it. In fact, Lawson ultimately finished the season with Pro Football Focus' fifth-lowest grade in pass coverage among 110 qualifying cornerbacks. To make matters worse for him is the concussion he sustained in Week 16, which prevented him from suiting up for the season finale against Green Bay. Lawson now enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent.
Lawson (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Lawson exited last week's loss to the Bengals with a concussion and wasn't available to practice this week. The 2014 fourth-rounder will finish the 2017 season with 47 tackles, four PBUs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. With that said, he was arguably the weakest link in the Detroit secondary all year and will finish as Pro Football Focus' 110th graded cornerback (out of 121 qualifiers).
Lawson won't return to Sunday's game after sustaining a concussion, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Lawson will thus enter league-mandated concussion protocol and should be considered questionable to play in the season finale next week against the Packers.
Lawson totaled three tackles in Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers.
Lawson -- who isn't having an impressive season in real life or in the fantasy realm in 2017 -- appears to be the weak link in a secondary that's seeing stellar play from all of Darius Slay, Glover Quin and Tavon Wilson. His playing time has taken a hit, too, considering he's only been on the field for 54.2 percent of coverage snaps compared to 90.4 from a season ago. There are certainly better options to be had in IDP formats.
|4||9/30/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/21/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
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