July 24, 2024


The Detroit Lions were quiet early, then made a splash late Monday on the first day of the NFL’s legal tampering period. Though deals cannot become official until Wednesday at 4 p.m.

when the new league year begins, teams are permitted to negotiate contracts through agents and broker deals. Detroit agreed to a contract with veteran defensive end Marcus Davenport as its lone free agent add of the day, and traded a third-round pick for Tampa Bay cornerback Carlton Davis. Though it was a busy day in the free agency world, there’s plenty of talent that still remains available.

Here are five free agents still available that the Lions should consider signing in the coming days. DE Danielle Hunter If the Lions are still looking to make a free agency splash, Hunter may be the best option still available. He brings elite production off of the edge and would be a perfect fit opposite Aidan Hutchinson. The Lions added a defensive end already in Davenport, but Davenport has dealt with injuries in recent years and profiles more as a rotational player. If Detroit is looking for every down production in free agency, Hunter is a strong fit.

Hunter could be expensive to acquire, as the pass-rusher market has quickly risen. However, the Lions still have the resources to get a marquee deal done.



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