New Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes released plenty of overpriced players from the previous regime. Meanwhile, there are not many long-term contracts on the 2021 roster. Let’s explore the best and worst contracts on the Lions' roster.
When the name “Okwara” is mentioned as an impact player for the Detroit Lions, everyone thinks Romeo Okwara. After all, the sixth-year defensive end is coming off his first season posting double-digit sacks (10.0), leading the Pride in that category.
When a running back is running behind a superstar, like Jamaal Williams was in Green Bay behind Aaron Jones, he has to make the most of every opportunity, and that is exactly what Williams did. Williams also did one better than that, inking a two-year, $6 million deal with rival Detroit in March.
You can't say that Lions general manager Brad Holmes lacks confidence in the team's new signal-caller Jared Goff, formerly of the Los Angeles Rams. Holmes was part of the Rams' front office, serving as the organization's college scouting director, when it selected Goff No.
The Lions have apparently been busy signing some of their remaining draft picks on Thursday. After the team got second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike under contract earlier, fourth-round linebacker Derrick Barnes also posted to Instagram that he’d put pen to paper on his four-year deal.
The Detroit Lions hosted their final voluntary workout on Thursday. On the final day ahead of a six-week break, the team got second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike, along with fourth-round picks Amon-Ra St.