August 1, 2012; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Conroy Black (37) during training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Make a Roster Swap at Cornerback


The Detroit Lions have had depth issues at cornerback as a result of injuries and poor performance. They took a step towards addressing that problem over the weekend when they added Myron Lewis, a 2010 third-round pick who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

They made another move today, bringing in Conroy Black. That name should sound familiar to Lions fans. He signed a futures contract with the team after spending a portion of the 2012 season on the team’s practice squad. Black was released in mid-May and went on to spend some time with the Kansas City Chiefs before being waived last week. His first shot at the NFL came with the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted out of Utah in 2012.

At 6’0 and 187 pounds, Black has the kind of size and speed combination the Lions are looking for. There is something about him they like after adding him to the roster for a second time. Now it is up to Black and the coaching staff to see if he can develop into a player worthy of a roster spot as camp progresses.

To make room for Black, the Lions released Brandon King.

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