Report: Jags to sign former Raiders CB Nevin Lawson

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be bringing in some help for their secondary this week as they have some injury concerns there, specifically at cornerback. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the team is signing former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson, who was just cut on Monday.

Lawson, 30, visited the Jags recently, so this was a move many saw coming. This season will mark his eighth as he was drafted in 2014 by the Detroit Lions with the 133rd overall selection.

Lawson will bring plenty of experience to the secondary with 68 starts to his name, and throughout his tenure in the NFL, he’s registered 290 total tackles (239 solo) and 34 pass breakups but has yet to register an interception. As for his grades on Pro Football Focus, he registered a coverage grade of 54.7 last season and had a 55.6 overall grade.

Lawson wasn’t able to take the field this regular season with the Raiders as he had to serve a two-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. That said, it appears he’s now cleared of that and will look to latch on with a struggling Jags group that might be without CJ Henderson and Tre Herndon, who are dealing with groin and knee injuries, respectively.

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