Lions sign free agent defensive back Corn Elder

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 15:50:39-04

(WXYZ) -- The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive back Corn Elder.

The team confirmed the signing Thursday, a one-year deal, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reported earlier Thursday that Elder was visiting the Lions.

Elder has spent his entire NFL career with the Carolina Panthers, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2017.

In 2020, Elder appeared in all 16 games, recording 37 combined tackles and a forced fumble.