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Monday Free Agency Notes: All Is Quiet in Detroit

  • For the time being, it is looking like the Lions will not be signing a ton of free agents in the immediate future.  Detroit started off free agency by signing Dwight Smith, but no other moves seem to be imminent.  Following Friday's pair of Shaun Rogers trades (yes, two of them), it appears as though the Lions are content with waiting to see how some things develop before making another move.
  • Cornerback Randall Gay, a player the Lions may have had some interest in, is off the market.

    Randall Gay, a cornerback who spent the past four years with New England, agreed to a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

    Gay's agent, Albert Elias, told The Associated Press that the deal is worth up to $17.6 million. Gay was an unrestricted free agent.

    Any interest the Lions had in Gay was really just hearsay as it looks like they didn't make a serious run at him at all.
  • Michael Turner, a free agent running back, also is off the market after signing with Atlanta over the weekend.  The Lions were rumored to be looking at Turner to upgrade the running back position, but nothing ever developed past the rumor stage.
  • The Cowboys are reportedly showing interest in Tatum Bell, according to's Matt Mosley.  Detroit would like to re-sign Bell even though it is unlikely he wants to return to the Motor City.  Mike Martz no longer being the offensive coordinator definitely makes Bell's return more likely, but at this point I would have to imagine he will end up somewhere other than Detroit.

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