With the start of free agency officially beginning on Tuesday at 4 PM, predicting who the Lions might sign is a difficult task.
Making a big splash, much as Detroit did last year with the signings of running back
The Lions' would also be well advised to hold on to a few free agents currently on the roster, at the top of that list are tight end
Pettigrew proved to be a consistent, all-around tight end, while Bell and Bush created one of the best running back tandem's in the league, becoming the first duo to each rush for at least 500 yards and record 500 yards receiving.
"I do understand I’m a restricted free agent and I understand how the business works and I would like to just bypass all of this and sign a long-term deal," Bell said back in January. "Just knock it out.
"I don’t want to go anywhere. I know the fans don’t want me going anywhere. I know the team doesn’t want me going anywhere. The front office doesn’t want me to go anywhere, so let’s just make this happen."
OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS FROM THE WEEK:
- Reports say
Ndamukong Suhhas signed with agent Jimmy Sexton.
- Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert seemes to be a favorite for analysts to go to the Lions at No. 10 in the most recent mock drafts.
- The Lions are expecting to see significant gains from the investment the last two years in cornerbacks
Darius Slay, Bill Bentley, Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green.
- Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian says the formula for what Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is probably looking for in a wide receiver hasn’t changed from the time he spent with him in Indianapolis.
- "I will tell you this, Jim wants them to be smart, fast and physical," Polian said. "And that isn’t going to change no matter what the system may be."
- The Lions decide not to use the franchise tag for a second consecutive season.
- The Lions release guard Leroy Harris and sign defensive tackle
Corvey Irvin, after a good workout in Allen Park.
- A record 98 underclassman have declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, breaking last year’s record of 73, meaning NFL teams are doing a lot of homework on the young talent.
- Mike O'Hara pools the results of 13 mock drafts from a range of well known sources to identify the top prospects in order, and which players have the best realistic chance to be on the board at No. 10.