As some basketball fans in Michigan recover from a Michigan State win over Marquette Sunday night, their hometown NFL team in the Detroit Lions made another move shoring up their secondary.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, safety Chauncey ‘C.J.’ Gardner-Johnson will be signing with the Detroit Lions on a one-year deal. The deal is set for $8 million.
Nicknamed as CJGJ, Gardner-Johnson comes to Detroit after being a key cog to the Philadelphia Eagles secondary en route to a Super Bowl appearance. He is also known for having connections with current Lions head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn when they were all with the New Orleans Saints.
On paper, CJGJ will be joining up a vastly improved secondary. The secondary whom were ranked as one of the worst in the league last year.
He will join up with free agent additions in cornerbacks Cam Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley and former first-round pick Jeff Okdauh, and fellow safeties Tracy Walker, Kerby Joseph, and CJ Moore.
The Lions are having an intriguing offseason with their moves, here are a full list of pre-draft additions that they made so far, per PFF’s Ari Meirov.