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If Ravens free agent cornerback Corey Graham needs a new home, he might view Detroit as an attractive landing spot. Former Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin is now the Lions’ defensive coordinator, while former Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is the Lions head coach.
The Lions had serious secondary issues last season, and one of Detroit’s starting cornerbacks, Rashean Mathis, is a free agent. At his introductory press conference in Detroit earlier this month, Austin targeted cornerback as a position that needed more depth.
“My feeling is this: in the NFL you can’t have enough corners,” Austin said via the Detroit Free Press. “We had three pretty good corners (in Baltimore) last year. So I think that, obviously, that would probably be an area that we’d want to make sure we strengthen up.”
The Ravens would like to re-sign Graham as a third corner to join starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. However, Graham ranks as a lower priority than at least three other Ravens free agents - tight end Dennis Pitta, left tackle Eugene Monroe, and linebacker Daryl Smith.
Graham thought about signing with the Lions as a free agent in 2012, visiting them before he signed with the Ravens. Perhaps the Lions will take another run at Graham after March 11.