The Detroit Lions have released a familiar face in cornerback Marcus Cooper after making a series of roster moves.
If the Kansas City Chiefs wanted to add a familiar face to their new defense, they now have the choice to bring back cornerback Marcus Cooper to town.
The Detroit Lions announced a swap of pass defenders on Monday morning as they signed former Alliance of American Football standout Jamar Summers. To make room for Summers, the Lions released Cooper after beinsdbg with the team for most of the last year.
Cooper joined the Lions midway through the 2018 season and ended up playing four games. He then re-signed after the season and stuck with the team through the start of training camp and this first preseason game. Unfortunately, Cooper has been injured in the preseason and the Lions have clearly moved on.
Cooper entered the NFL as a seventh round pick with the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was cut before the regular season and first-year general manager John Dorsey claimed him for the Chiefs. During his first season, he ascended the depth chart enough to not only play in all 16 games but he even started six of them. He had 46 tackles and 3 interceptions and ended the season as the Mack Lee Hill Award winner as the team’s top rookie performer.
Cooper played for the Chiefs from 2013 to 2015 before moving on to the Arizona Cardinals in 2016. He also played for the Chicago Bears before signing with the Detroit Lions.
Cooper, who is 29, has played in 74 games, making 28 starts, in his NFL career.