The juggling of free agents in the offseason continued for the Detroit Lions on Friday, as they released safety Alonzo Lawrence in order to claim cornerback Dontrell Johnson off waivers. The minor move was originally reported on Twitter by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Lions have released S Alonzo Lawrence and claimed CB Dontrell Johnson off waivers from Jacksonville— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) June 22, 2012
Johnson was originally picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars before being waived. He went to Murray State, picking up three interceptions in two years along with earning some good numbers in the punt return game, a position that the Lions have been working on this offseason.
Lawrence had originally been picked up by the Lions out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and had faced a very steep uphill battle to make the final roster for the team.