Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes is continuing his work with the ever evolving roster of the roster.
According to multiple reports, the Lions are planning on parting ways with CB Justin Coleman:
The #Lions plan to release CB Justin Coleman in the coming days, source said. One of the NFL’s highest-paid slot corners heads back to the market.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2021
The move would clear $4.9 million in salary cap space, and as much as $9 million if it were a June-1st designation.
Coleman played collegiately at Tennessee and was undrafted, signing a deal with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015. He’s also played with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
He signed a four year, $36 million deal with Detroit in 2019, becoming the highest paid slot corner in the NFL. He was limited to only 11 games last season.