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Lions notes: Recapping Day 1 of the legal tampering period

Today's notes wraps up the biggest news from Day 1 of the free agency negotiating period.

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  • The Philadelphia Eagles had the busiest day on Monday, orchestrating two potential trades (both of which remain unofficial as of Tuesday morning):
  • The Detroit Lions may be looking to bolster their offensive line, but one big option is now off the table:
  • Mlive ranked the Lions' free agents set to hit the market (Warning: slideshow). 

  • On Sunday, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell released a statement congratulating Peyton Manning, who he coached in Indianapolis, on his retirement. "I will forever cherish the 10 years I had with Peyton. His approach and commitment to the game made all of us who coached and played with him better," Caldwell said.

    During his retirement speech, Manning returned the sentiment:
  • Speaking of retirement, this nicely puts into context how tough of a decision Calvin Johnson is facing:
  • The NFL Players Association announced on Monday adjustments made to each team's individual cap number. The adjustment ended up giving the Lions an extra $1.1 million in cap space. 


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