Lions agree to deal with Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson
According to Adam Schefter, C.J. Gardner-Johnson is an Eagles no more, agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Lions.
Former Eagles’ safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson reached agreement tonight with the Detroit Lions, per source.
The top remaining defensive free agent is off the board. pic.twitter.com/Wl0BoQKrmx
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2023
The versatile defensive back entered the 2023 NFL free agency process, hoping for a vast market as one of the top young safeties in the NFL.
Gardner-Johnson was traded to the Eagles during the 2022 preseason and promptly helped elevate the defense to one of the NFL’s top units.
If not for a lacerated kidney that cost him five games, Gardner-Johnson likely would have been a Pro Bowler and All-Pro after being a co-leader in interceptions with six total.
Now he’ll take a one-year deal with upstart Detroit in the NFC North.
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