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Cornerback Chris Greenwood finds himself in the same predicament as Jeremy Ross, meaning he isn't free to sign with another team. But I wanted to make special mention of the talented second-year corner because Detroit might want to add more years than originally thought here.
Greenwood never got off the ground in his first year due to an abdominal tear and was placed on the practice squad this past season. He was picked up by the Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit brought him back after Dallas released him after a few games.
The Lions were dealing with injuries to Rashean Mathis, Chris Houston and Darius Slay so they brought in a player who at least knew their system. They were fighting for a playoff spot against the New York Giants, and while they ultimately fell short, Greenwood shined.
He earned a positive 2.6 grade from Pro Football Focus (subscription required), but even the most untrained eye could see something special. He's a tremendous athlete with good size (6'1", 190 pounds).
In eight targets this year, he allowed only nine yards after the catch. The Lions would be foolish not to at least debate whether to offer a two-year contract, since Greenwood might be the only player in the secondary who can consistently tackle.