Six Options For The Detroit Lions This Offseason

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Aug 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond (24) attempts to catch a deflected ball in front of linebacker Jameel McClain (53) and New England Patriots wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (83) against the during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports


With Mathis aging and likely to be around for only another year or so, cornerback is the position the Detroit Lions need to fill. Thurmond has had a rough year. After playing only 2 games for the Giants this year, Thurmond missed the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Again, because of economic value the Lions should jump on Thurmond like a pack of dogs on a 3 legged cat. Thurmond being a former member of the Legion Of  Boom can help bring that mentality to the Lions secondary. Assuming Teryl Austin stays, He can turn Thurmond into an even better corner at half the price of Antonio Cromartie.

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