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Cornerback Nevin Lawson signs extension with Raiders

Updated January 23, 2020 - 2:51 pm

Cornerback Nevin Lawson has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Raiders, the team announced Thursday.

Lawson played in 11 games, including five starts, for the Raiders last season after signing a one-year free agent deal last offseason.

The 28-year-old Utah State alum had 23 tackles and five passes defensed after serving a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

He is due to serve a one-game suspension to start the 2020 season for using his helmet as a weapon during the Raiders’ Week 17 loss to the Broncos.

Lawson has made 59 starts and played in 74 games during his six-year career since he was selected by Detroit in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft.

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