LIONS INSIDER

TWENTYMAN: Bill Bentley out for the season with torn ACL

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Nevin Lawson played most of the game in Bentley’s place on Monday, but expect the Lions to add depth to that position in the coming days.

The Detroit Lions have lost a big part of their secondary just one week into the season.

Starting nickel cornerback Bill Bentley suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee in the first quarter of Monday night’s win over the New York Giants and will miss the rest of the season.

The former third-round pick of the Lions in 2012 suffered the injury in just his fifth snap of the game.

His injury leaves the Lions quite thin at cornerback with Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Nevin Lawson and Cassius Vaughn as the only cornerbacks on the roster. Undrafted rookie Mohammed Seisay is on the teams' practice squad.

Lawson played most of the game in Bentley’s place on Monday, but expect the Lions to add depth to that position in the coming days.

“With each and every game in this league, there’s always going to be instances when you have injuries,” head coach Jim Caldwell said during his Tuesday press conference folloing the Lions’ 35-17 win over the Giants Monday night.

“There’s a 100-percent injury rate, so it shouldn’t be uncommon for anybody, for me, or anyone else in this room. When things do happen like that, there’s going to be things that we have to make adjustments in order to fill out the depth that we have and the people that we work with. So, that’s why we’re evaluating right now to see what we have to do in that regard.”

The Lions hosted a number of veteran cornerbacks in Allen Park last week, among them were Champ Bailey and Roc Carmichael.