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Detroit Lions find CB help in Justin Coleman, release Nevin Lawson

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia speaks to the media at the NFL combine on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Indianapolis. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

A new name has emerged in the Detroit Lions' pursuit of free-agent help for their defense. Not surprisingly, he has New England Patriots ties.

NFL Network reported Monday that the Lions have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman that will make him highest-paid slot cornerback in the NFL.

The deal, once its eligible to be signed Wednesday, will be worth $36 million.