Offseason Analysis: Detroit Lions

Feb 13, 2009

Coming off a winless year, you know there are some question marks.  For starters, the Lions need a QB.  They had five QBs take snaps last year.  My guess is they will go QB with the first pick in the draft, with Matthew Stafford being that pick.  He has a wonderful weapon in Calvin Johnson.  After Megatron, the Lions do not offer much in the passing game.  Shaun McDonald is a free agent.  He was the second leading receiver last year.  They’ll probably look to retain his services.  Kevin Smith was a bright spot at Running Back as he nearly reached 1000 yards.  Aside from Megatron and Smith, they pretty much could upgrade everyone on Offense.

On Defense the key Free Agents is Paris Lenon, who led the team with 121 tackles.  They may also look to bring back Shaun Cody.  They were dead last with 404.4 yard per game and 32.3 point per game.  They need as much help on Defense as you would think an 0-16 team would. 

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
QB Drew Henson RFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
QB Dan Orlovsky UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
RB Rudi Johnson UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
FB Moran Norris UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
WR Mike Furrey UFA (Cut) Detroit Lions Free Agent
WR Shaun McDonald UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
TE Dan Campbell UFA (Cut) Detroit Lions Free Agent
PK Jason Hanson UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
OG Edwin Mulitalo UFA (Cut) Detroit Lions Free Agent
OG Blaine Saipaia UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
OT Jon Dunn UFA (Cut) Detroit Lions Free Agent
OT George Foster UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
DL Shaun Cody UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
LB Anthony Cannon RFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
LB Paris Lenon UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
CB Leigh Bodden UFA (Cut) Detroit Lions Free Agent
CB Ramzee Robinson ERFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
FS Patrick Body UFA Detroit Lions Free Agent
FS Dwight Smith UFA (Cut) Detroit Lions Free Agent
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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brad
    February 13th, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    I don’t think very many of these guys will re-sign. What do the Lions have to offer any of them to stay in Detroit other than a sh!t load of money? I mean, what can you really say — “come back and play for us — we might win 3 games this season”? Please, I would be on the first plane out of Detroit if I were any of these guys.

  2. LestersLegends
    February 13th, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    I don’t know. With Detroit you get a chance to play and the money. People will play there. Plus, Roy Williams gave them props by saying they worked harder than the Cowboys.

  3. CK0712
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    let’s hope they don’t pick sanchez, he’s not ready for the NFL!

    sure ppl. will play there, they are in re build mode…… they aren’t any worse off then the browns, the bungles & a butt load of other teams that did nadda this past season.

  4. LestersLegends
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Agree. If they go QB it should be Stafford. I think they are worse off than the Browns only because of what the Browns showed they are capable the year before. Calvin Johnson could make the leap to a top 3 WR this coming year. He has so much talent.

  5. CK0712
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    WHOOP there it is! Money, Money, Money answer lester’s!

  6. LestersLegends
    February 13th, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    who knows, maybe they’ll win a couple games next year.

  7. CK0712
    February 13th, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    i’m sure they will, even oakland won a few :)

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