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.

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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