Best cornerbacks available for Detroit Lions in 2024 free agency

As the "legal tampering" window fast approaches, here are the top free agent cornerbacks available for the Detroit Lions in 2024 free agency.
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2. Kendall Fuller

If the Commanders wanted to re-sign Fuller, with the most cap space in the league, they could have done so by now. So they seem set to allow him to hit the market, and he's probably as good as gone. Despite all the ineptitude around him defensively in Washington last season, he played well (No. 7 cornerback in the league by PFF grade, 79 total tackles, nine pass breakups). Over the last four seasons with the Commanders, he had 49 pass breakups with a PFF grade of at least 75 in each of the last three.

Fuller is able to play man and zone coverage as well as outside or in the slot equally well, which makes him a nice-looking fit for the Lions.

The question is if the Lions will meet Fuller's market price, or if they'll bow out when it reaches a certain point. But he should be high on the list of free agent targets.

1. Stephon Gilmore

There's all kinds of predictions and thought process tying the Lions to Gilmore. That his younger brother Steven is on the team is inconsequential in the big picture, even it'd be a cool story.

Gilmore will turn 34 early next season (Sept. 19), and he has become well-traveled over the last few years. But he has plenty left in the tank, as evidenced by what he did for the Cowboys last year, and after being a little banged up in 2020 and 2021 he has played over 1,000 snaps in each of the last two seasons.

Gilmore can also probably be brought in on a one or two-year deal at reasonable money, which wouldn't necessarily prevent other additions from being made at cornerback. He may want to chase another ring, and there just aren't may better spots to do that than Detroit over the next season (or two, if that's what it takes to get him).


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