Detroit Lions signed C.J. Gardner-Johnson for one year.

The Detroit Lions are bolstering their secondary with additional weapons.

After adding cornerbacks Emmanuel Moseley and Cameron Sutton in free agency, the Lions are apparently adding one of the most significant free agents.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Lions are signing former Eagles defensive player C.J.

Gardner-Johnson to a one-year contract. According to NFL Network, the contract is for $8 million, with $6.5 million guaranteed.

Gardner-Johnson is a versatile player who can play nickel cornerback as well as safety. He tied for the NFL lead with six interceptions in the previous season.


This regime is also familiar with his appearance.

Gardner-Johnson spent three years with the Saints in New Orleans, playing under Lions head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.

Gardner-Johnson joins a group of safeties that includes Tracy Walker, who is recuperating from an Achilles injury, and Kerby Joseph, who recorded four interceptions in 2022 as a rookie.

This secondary, which was one of the worst teams in the League last season, has made a 180-degree turn and is now one of the team's strengths.

With the addition of Gardner-Johnson, the entire starting lineup for Detroit's nickel defense may consist of new players.

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