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Lions Notes: Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha To Hit Open Market

  • Had the referees ruled that Calvin Johnson caught a touchdown pass at the end of the Lions' Week 1 game against the Bears, Chicago would have missed the playoffs.
  • Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is going to become a free agent this offseason. Because he did not meet certain incentives, his contract will be voided, meaning one of the top defensive players in the league will be on the open market. Obviously I'd love for the Lions to make a move to get him, but there's no guarantee he would come to Detroit regardless of how much money they throw at him. Already there are rumblings that the Jets and Packers (ugh) are the favorites to get him, but obviously this will be a story worth following once free agency gets going.
  • Tom Kowalski wouldn't be shocked if the Lions "make a run" at defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Personally I'd pass. The Lions have enough depth at defensive tackle, and although I'm sure he would be much more motivated/happy in a 4-3 defense with Jim Schwartz, I'd rather not pollute the locker room with this guy's notoriously bad attitude.
  • Via a commenter, you can read the entire NFC North personnel review (done by executives from teams in the division) here.
  • Out of the Lions' 10 losses, seven of them were by eight points or fewer. If only they knew how to close games earlier in the season like they did the last four games.
  • Pat Caputo brought up the idea of the Lions drafting Mark Ingram with the 13th pick. He should be there, and although the Lions' depth at running back is pretty good, the idea of picking up Ingram is interesting. What do you guys think?
  • I don't think I've ever seen a team be as transparent with a coaching search as the Broncos.

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