Corner Cash out for the season with knee injury

The Detroit Lions have lost second year corner Chris Cash for the season after it was learned following Detroit 38-17 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns. Cash suffered damage to his medial collateral (MCL) and anterior cruciate (ACL) ligament.

(DETROIT, MI) - The Detroit Lions have lost second year corner Chris Cash for the season after it was learned following Detroit 38-17 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns.

Cash suffered damage to his medial collateral (MCL) and anterior cruciate (ACL) ligaments and physician Kyle Anderson says it will be several weeks before the swelling goes down sufficiently to allow for surgery. 

The blow couldn't come at a worse time for Detroit.  Cornerback was already a weak position for the team after the retirments of corners Todd Lyght and Eric Davis following the 2002 season.  Detroit played Cash and fellow rookie Andre Goodman extensively in 2002 and decided to bolster the position by overpaying free agent corner Dre' Bly to help solidify the corps.

But Bly has been hampered all preseason with injury and Cash was playing well prior to being injured.  Rookie corner Danny Blue Adams, who has had an up-and-down preseason (three passes defended and a interception vs Cleveland) will likely step in as the nickle back, but trade rumors still are swirling around the position.

Seattle officials debunked a rumor that Detroit has inquired about corner Shawn Springs saying they would not trade the former Ohio State standout because they wanted three cover corners in the pass happy NFC West.  However, rumors continue to circulate regarding Washington corner Fred Smoot and Detroit defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.

Ironically, Detroit has a lot of depth at defensive tackle after Washington released Dan Wilkinson who signed with the Lions.  Detroit could offer either Rogers or currently injured defensive tackle Luther Elliss to Washington for Smoot.


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