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Lions continue to explore the free agent CB market

Each week the Detroit Lions workout free agents and the cornerback market continues to be an area of focus for the front office. On Monday, the team held tryouts that included cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Sterling Moore.

Taylor was drafted out of Boise State in the second round of the 2013 draft by the Miami Dolphins. In 2014 he started three games, then another six in 2015. He joined the Cleveland Browns in 2016 and started 14 games for them that season and another 15 the year after.

After the 2018 NFL draft, the Browns traded Taylor to Arizona for a sixth-round pick and he started three games for the Cardinals this season before being released a little over a week ago.

Taylor is a physical corner whose strength is tackling but has struggled in coverage this season in Arizona and his release was not surprising.

Moore signed with the Lions during the later parts of training camp but was released during cut downs for the 53-man roster. He played in New England in 2011 and 2012 so there is some familiarity with coach Matt Patricia, who commented on how highly he thinks of him last August.

“(Moore) is a guy that is extremely tough,” said Patricia, “works hard, competitive guy who’s fought his entire career in the NFL from day one, and he’s the same guy as what he did when he fought to play for us a long time ago. So, that’s good. That’s good to have in. We need that competition, we need those types of players.”

After claiming Marcus Cooper off waivers on Friday, and Jamal Agnew possibly returning from injured reserve in the next few weeks, another signing appears unlikely at this time.

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