Lions Are Closer Than You Think

The Detroit Lions are already looking forward to accumulating wins next season.

After finishing the 2016 season 9-7, and got whacked in the first round of the playoffs. After the loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Lions licked their wounds, and regrouped with their sights on 2017.

Key Addition:

TJ

Former Green Bay Packer, and Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang, is the most recent Lions signing. Inking a three-year deal, reportedly worth $28.5 million, with $19 million guaranteed.

Green Bay reportedly low balled the Pro Bowl lineman, and after talking over a potential move to his native South East Michigan with his family, decided: “It was the best move for my family and I, combined with my thought of just how ready Detroit was to win, to put them in contention to win championships” Lang said per Detroit News

Matthew Stafford can sleep a little easier.

Notable Signings:

unfortunate

DJ Hayden, who I’m not too fond of, but the Lions are looking for depth in the secondary. Hayden signed a one year deal worth $3.75 Million.

 

Akeem

Photo: Bill Streicher, USA Today Sports

Akeem Spence was lured from Tampa Bay, and signed a 3 year $9 Million deal, helping beef up the defensive line.

 

Wag

The Rick Wagner (5 years, $47.5 million) signing was made before the T.J. Lang deal, and proves the Lions are definitely aiming at upgrading both sides of the offensive line. They recognize, in order to win, you must do so from the trenches first.

Other signings:

LB Paul Worrilow, DE Cornelius Washington (2 years, $5.825 million),  TE Darren Fells (1 year, $1.5 million), and former MSU standout KR Keshawn Martin.

Thats eight signings, and we still have the draft to look forward to April 27th.

The Lions have a late first round pick (21st pick), which could explain all the free agent signings. Either way, they have plenty of time to continue to configure a plan on how to make this roster a contender.

Suddenly I’m ready for football.✌🏿

 

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