The Detroit Lions sign former 49ers CB Emmanuel Moseley(Dudley HS/Tennessee)
The rebuild of the Detroit Lions secondary added another veteran piece on Tuesday. The Lions reached a free agent contract agreement with cornerback Emmanuel Moseley, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Former 49ers’ CB Emmanuel Moseley reached agreement with the Lions today on a one-year, $6 million deal, per source. The deal was confirmed and negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2023
It’s a one-year deal worth $6 million according to Schefter. The deal will not be made official until Wednesday, when teams can sign players from other teams once the new league year begins.
Moseley, 26, spent the last five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He played in five games in 2022 before missing the rest of the year with a torn ACL.
The Detroit Lions have signed former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Mac McCain(Dudley HS/N.C. A&T), the team announced last Thursday afternoon.
McCain went undrafted in 2021 out of North Carolina A&T, the HBCU school that just so happens to be Lions general manager Brad Holmes’ alma mater.
McCain spent his rookie season with the Denver Broncos before the Eagles poached him a week into the regular season. He would make two game appearances that year for Philly, playing 33 special teams snaps and 11 on defense.
After another short stint with the Broncos, he signed back with the Eagles and spent most of the 2022 season on their practice squad. He did not make a game appearance last season.
In college, McCain had six interceptions as a true freshman, including three pick-sixes. A torn ACL stalled his development and cost him part of both his sophomore and junior seasons, yet he still earned All-MEAC honors both years. The Aggies’ 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID, and McCain opted to start his NFL career the next season rather than return to college. In other words, McCain had a decorated college career that was cut short by injury and COVID.