The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Justin Coleman. In 2019 he signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Lions and has now lasted only two of those seasons.
The NFL’s Tom Pelissero reported the news via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
The #Lions plan to release CB Justin Coleman in the coming days, source said. One of the NFL’s highest-paid slot corners heads back to the market.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2021
Coleman is a Super Bowl champion, winning with the Patriots in 2016, the last year of his tenure with New England. He then spent two years in Seattle (his second stint, after being relegated to their practice team in 2015), and finally ended up in Detroit.
His highlight in a Lions uniform was a pick against Aaron Rodgers in 2019 in the controversial game that saw Trey Flowers get flagged for illegal hands to the face twice, resulting in a Packers win. Coleman is now a free agent and may sign anywhere.
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