Raiders add CB Nevin Lawson to active roster; G Lester Cotton Sr. waived

This is Oakland Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson (26) for the off season program. This was taken at the Oakland Raiders practice facility in Alameda, California. Tuesday May 21, 2019
This is Oakland Raiders cornerback Nevin Lawson (26) for the off season program. This was taken at the Oakland Raiders practice facility in Alameda, California. Tuesday May 21, 2019

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland Raiders CB Nevin Lawson has been added to the club’s 53-man active roster, the club announced Monday.

Lawson joined Raiders this past offseason having spent his first five seasons with the Detroit Lions after being selected by the club in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Over his career, Lawson has appeared in 63 contests with 54 starts, totaling 194 tackles (163 solo), 25 passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

A 5-foot-9, 192-pound corner out of Utah State, Lawson appeared in 15 contests and made 14 starts with the Lions in 2018. He recorded 53 tackles (43), added his first career sack and five passes defensed.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived G Lester Cotton Sr.,who was elevated to the team’s active roster this past week from the club’s practice squad.

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