The Lions added to their corner depth by bringing back Cooper.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 16, 2019
Claimed on waivers from the Chicago Bears on November 23, Cooper actually had the Lions’ second-highest PFF grade on defense, albeit coming on a mere 36 snaps. With the release of Nevin Lawson and Glover Quin , as well as the signing of Justin Coleman , Cooper figures to provided additional depth for a rebuilding Lions secondary.
The #Lions signed Marcus Cooper to a one year deal. He was claimed on waivers from the Bears last season, though he didn’t do much. Will have a shot in camp, given how weak the group is. pic.twitter.com/7IrailjVk3
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) March 16, 2019
Cooper boasts an elite athletic profile, but after stints with the San Francisco 49ers , Kansas City Chiefs , Arizona Cardinals , and Bears, it hasn’t translated to success. Still, he will have a chance to earn a spot from Teez Tabor and Jamal Agnew , among others.
You can keep track of all the Detroit Lions’ signings and re-signings in free agency with our 2019 free agency tracker .
The Lions have officially announced the re-signing: