While it might behoove you to follow our actual Detroit Lion free agency tracker, there is a perverse fascination with the coke dreams brought on by the swirling rumors of the NFL free agency period, the nattering of digital voices telling you which player is drawing interest from which teams.
To wit, we've established a place where we will regularly dump these sort of crazed rumors with much ceremony, august and regal. Here you can stare at what could be only, if only, there were a just God that loved the Detroit Lions as much as you did.
- J.R. Sweezy - Free agency got started with one hell of a bang when J.R. Sweezy showed up and drew interest from at least nine teams per Randy Getlin, including the Lions!
- George Iloka - Were the Lions to land Iloka it'd be perhaps the biggest coup of this early free agency period. Naturally, the 25-year old safety fresh from a stint with Cincinnati is drawing great interest from teams. The Lions are certainly in play:
- Tahir Whitehead - All is quiet on the Lions' end regarding re-signing Whitehead, but the Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in bringing him in:
Whitehead seems to be enjoying the attention:
And the games begin..........— Tahir Whitehead (@Big_Tah47) March 7, 2016
- Emmanuel Lamur - Lions have expressed interest in the Bengals linebacker along with two other teams.
- Marvin Jones is expected to sign with the Lions.
- George Iloka - The Bengals safety is expected to stay in Cincinnati.
- WR Andre Holmes - Chris Tomasson is reporting Lions are in the mix for the Raiders' free agent along with the Bengals and Eagles.
- DE/DT Akiem Hicks - The Lions are going after the former Patriots defensive end, according to Dave Birkett.
- LB Tahir Whitehead - Add another suitor for Tahir Whitehead's service. Dave Birkett is reporting that Whitehead will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. [UPDATE: Whitehead has re-signed with the Lions]
- OT Russell Okung - The Pro Bowl left tackle will be meeting with the Lions and Giants on Friday March 11.
- S Rafael Bush - the former Saints safety will be meeting with the Lions on Friday March 11.
- Both the Steelers and the Dolphins have expressed interest in Lions free agent DE Jason Jones.
- DE/DT Akiem Hicks is scheduled to visit the Lions this weekend.
- The Lions' meeting with Okung was very "productive" and Detroit appears to be front-runners to land the left tackle.
- DT Akiem Hicks, who had a scheduled visit with the Lions, signed a two-year deal with the Bears.
- The Lions have a meeting scheduled with former Steeler CB Antwon Blake, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
- Lions DE Jason Jones has visited with the Steelers, per ESPN's Field Yates.
- Joique Bell is visiting with the Buffalo Bills, per NFL Network's Rand Getlin.
LAST UPDATED: 9:25 p.m. ET, March 15, 2016