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Lions Rumor: Brad Holmes Could Deal for First-Round Cornerback

Lions could be interested in one of Browns' starting cornerbacks.

The Detroit Lions are certainly in the market to add multiple cornerbacks to the roster this offseason

While many supporters are focusing on Chiefs star defensive back L'Jarius Sneed, there is a former first-round draft pick that could interest defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and Detroit's coaching staff. 

Sneed would command a hefty contract extension, and is likely too costly to add from Detroit's perspective. The team would likely need to deal draft capital to secure his services. 

At the combine, buzz circulated that the Cleveland Browns are willing to deal one of their starting cornerbacks, including Greg Newsome. 

Newsome, 23, was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He has 128 tackles and two interceptions in his career.

According to USA Today's LionsWire, "If the Lions are interested, it goes beyond simply trading a draft pick or two to the Browns to acquire the 23-year-old Newsome," writes Jeff Risdon. "Detroit would also need to sign him to a new contract. Those salary negotiations would figure to begin at the fifth-year option value of $13.37 million as a base price per year."

The talented defensive back is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, indicating a decision could be made this offseason regarding his future. 

Risdon proposed that Detroit sends the No. 73 overall pick in this year's draft and a 2025 fourth-round selection for Newsome. 

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