Scramble'11: Awaiting the Lions' CB move

July, 27, 2011
7/27/11
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Via Twitter, @gregfairbanks expressed a common refrain from the fan base of any team that didn't make a Day 1 splash in free agency: "Awfully quiet on the lions front -- any news brewing??"

I haven't abandoned my expectation that the Detroit Lions will add at least one free-agent cornerback in the coming days. We should point out that one candidate is already off the market; the Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with incumbent Ike Taylor late Tuesday night. Other than an expectation that the Lions won't "go big," there is no clear indication what direction they're headed in here.

So until we get a better feel for their approach, I'll leave you with the top 10 remaining cornerbacks on the free-agent market, as ranked by Scouts Inc. (You need an Insider subscription to see the entire list.)

Note that Chris Houston, the Lions' ostensible No. 1 cornerback last season, isn't in this ranking. And remember that restricted free agents require draft-pick compensation if the current team chooses not to match an offer sheet extended by the new team:
  1. Nnamdi Asomugha
  2. Johnathan Joseph
  3. Brent Grimes (RFA)
  4. Antonio Cromartie
  5. Josh Wilson
  6. Brandon Carr (RFA)
  7. Chris Carr
  8. Richard Marshall
  9. Drayton Florence
  10. Carlos Rogers

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