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Lions notes: Looking at Detroit's salary cap situation

Today's Lions notes looks over Detroit's current salary cap allotment and how they may use their free space.

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  • Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press has an up-to-date outline of the Detroit Lionscurrent salary cap situation, including every players' 2016 cap hit, and dead money from old contracts. 

  • Speaking of the salary cap, it looks like each team will have a little more room than expected:
  • That extra cap space will be important for the Lions, as they will be looking to extend Darius Slay this offseason. Justin Rogers of took a stab at what Slay's contract extension may look like

  • Despite the fact that Theo Riddck set a franchise record for running back receptions in a season last year, Kyle Meinke believes he could be in for an even bigger role in 2016

  • Love Jerry Mallory on the PODcast? Don't forget he has a podcast of his own. Check out his latest episode below. This week's topics include Calvin Johnson, Matt Forte and a little NBA All-Star weekend:

  • With the NFL Combine just over a week away, Tim Twentyman breaks down the top linebackers to keep an eye on.

  • Unlike other analysts who shall remain unnamed, Trent Dilfer believes the Lions' second half turnaround was for real

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