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Lions had interest in DT Corey Peters

The Detroit Lions were one of the teams interested in defensive tackle Corey Peters, who signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

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The Detroit Lions went into free agency with defensive tackle ranking as their top need. That was only solidified when Ndamukong Suh agreed to join the Miami Dolphins. In order to help make up for the loss of Suh, the Lions reportedly had interest in Dan Williams and Stephen Paea, but both players ended up signing with other teams.

We now know that the Lions also had interest in Corey Peters, who decided to join the Arizona Cardinals.

Peters, who played for the Atlanta Falcons from 2010-14, got a three-year deal worth $9.15 million from the Cardinals. That certainly seems like something the Lions could have afforded, but Peters was actually off the board before free agency even began.

Instead of adding Peters at defensive tackle, the Lions ended up trading for Haloti Ngata on Tuesday, and they also signed Tyrunn Walker on Thursday.

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