So far this week, the Detroit Lions have lost Ndamukong Suh and gained Haloti Ngata at the defensive tackle position. They are likely going to lose Nick Fairley as well, meaning there is still a starting spot up for grabs at defensive tackle.
With various free-agent targets at the position signing with other teams, you would think that the Lions would be turning their attention to a player like C.J. Mosley, who did a solid job as a fill-in starter during the second half of the 2014 season. However, that's not the case, according to MLive's Kyle Meinke, who reports that "Detroit has not been in contact with Mosley's camp about a return" since having "some initial dialogue after the season."
If Mosley is indeed not in the Lions' future plans, then what exactly is their plan at defensive tackle? We know Ngata will be one of the starters, but if the season started today, would Caraun Reid be in the starting lineup? Would the Lions just roll with a 3-4 look instead? Are they going to just wait for the draft to address this need? Might Jason Jones slide inside to primarily play defensive tackle?
As you can see, there are a lot of question marks surrounding the defensive tackle position. There's not a lot out there at this point when it comes to available free agents, especially with Fairley and Mosley apparently not in the mix. Maybe the Lions have something else in the works that we just haven't heard about yet, but you would think there would be a little more urgency given the current state of this position.