Searching For Help At CB, Lions Working Out Jaylen Watkins


The Lions already had one cornerback sidelined with a hamstring injury heading into the season-opener in Jeff Okudah. Then Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman went down with hamstring injuries of their own.

Detroit finished the game playing back-ups Darryl Roberts and Tony McRae alongside Amani Oruwariye, the only starter left. It wasn't much of a surprise that Mitch Trubisky came alive for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Next up in Week 2: a trip to Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers, who just threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns in the Packers' win over the Vikings.

Yeah, the secondary need some help.

With that in mind, the Lions brought in former Eagles DB Jaylen Watkins for a workout Monday, according to the NFL Network. Watkins was one of four free agent DB's who auditioned for Detroit, along with seven-year vet Jamar Taylor, Grant Haley and Alexander Myres.

A fourth-round pick in 2014, Watkins spent three years in Philadelphia under Lions defensive coordinator and former Eagles defensive backs coach Cory Undlin. He helped Philly win the Super Bowl in 2018.

Watkins spent the past two seasons with the Chargers, before signing a two-year deal with Houston in March. He was cut by the Texans in September.