General manager Martin Mayhew told reporters down at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month that he was looking at nine of the team's 23 respective free agents to aggressively pursue.
So, what's the holdup?
For his part, Mayhew is going to make sure he crosses his T's and dots his I's. Case in point: bringing in
Mayhew isn't in a position to overspend when there are a lot of needs to address and limited space underneath the cap.
The player agents - and the players themselves, to a point - are looking for the most money possible on a free agent deal. Sometimes, they're better served seeing what the market presents and trying to get more than one team involved.
This three-day period, where teams were allowed to talk to player agents, could have presented interested suitors for players like
Whatever the reason, the Lions still have 21 unrestricted free agents unsigned and ready to hit the market.
The landscape of this roster could start to look very different starting at around 4 p.m today, especially on defense, with
It's setting up to be an interesting Tuesday.