The Lions have a slew of roster questions that will need to be addressed within the next couple of weeks. Free Agency opens on March 12th in which Detroit will need to figure out what needs they want to address during the upcoming period.
Lions GM Martin Mayhew has said he’s targeted nine of his own free agents in hopes of re-signing them. And with the re-upping of tackle Corey Hilliard and line backer Deandre Levy it looks as though that list is down to seven. Lions fans though want Detroit to make a splash and get back to that 2011 success which doesn’t usually come with bringing back your own players after an unsuccessful 2012 campaign.
But it’s just not that easy.
Detroit has just under 10 million dollars in cap room with the new NFL salary cap going up to $123 million dollars. Mayhew is currently working with quarterback Matt Stafford’s agent trying to lock him up to a longer deal creating a little more room cap wise while showing a commitment to Stafford for the long haul. So ...