The Lions are down another cornerback.
Detroit Lions rookie Nevin Lawson dislocated his foot in the 24-7 loss to the Panthers and underwent immediate surgery in Charlotte, N.C.
Lawson, who was starting at nickel for Bill Bentley, was injured in the first half and did not return. Bentley was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the opening game.
In the post-game press conference, according to reports, coach Jim Caldwell was not ready to say Lawson would be gone for the season.
That leaves the Lions with three healthy cornerbacks — Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis and Cassius Vaughn.
The Lions have worked out cornerbacks including Champ Bailey in the last few weeks, now it looks like they will have to sign one. Or, they could also move undrafted rookie Mohammed Seisay up from the practice squad.