July 27, 2021

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Lions sign free agent CB Corn Elder

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Lions sign free agent CB Corn Elder


The Detroit Lions have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent cornerback Corn Elder. Elder’s agent confirmed the signing via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Elder was originally a fifth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2017 NFL draft. He missed his rookie campaign with a knee injury. The New York Giants signed him in 2019 after the final roster cuts, but Elder returned to Carolina later that season.

The 26-year-old Miami product started all 16 games for the Panthers in 2020. The 5-foot-10 Elder has primarily aligned in the slot but does have some experience playing on the outside as well. He joins a Lions defense with no clear starter in the slot.

His given name is Cornelius but he has gone by Corn throughout his football career.

Lions sign free agent CB Corn Elder