Bears, Lions still looking for CB help

May, 26, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

The Rod Hood sweepstakes, won Tuesday by Cleveland, means that at least two NFC North teams will continue to seek depth at cornerback. Hood visited both Chicago and Detroit in recent weeks, revealing some level of concern in both markets.

The Bears are practicing without two incumbents, Charles Tillman and Trumaine McBride, who continue to recover from offseason surgery. Cornerback Corey Graham has been moved to safety, leaving Zac Bowman and rookie D.J. Moore as the team's top backups. Veteran Ken Lucas visited earlier this offseason before signing with Seattle, and it's clear the Bears would like to add some extra bodies at the position.

The Lions, meanwhile, have been collecting bodies at cornerback since the moment the NFL rang the free agency bell. They acquired Anthony Henry from Dallas and signed Phillip Buchanon and Eric King; Hood and Chris Carr are among the veterans who visited but signed elsewhere. Incumbent starter Travis Fisher, meanwhile, was released.

You would assume that Buchanon and Henry will have a good chance to enter training camp with the first team, but the Lions aren't in a position to turn down interest at the position.

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