- Ty Schalter and Erik Schlitt of The Lions Wire came up with an interesting argument for the Detroit Lions to add quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the team as their primary backup. Though they admit it won’t happen, they do make a compelling argument as to why it should.
- ESPN—with the aid of some stats from Pro Football Focus—called Detroit’s signing of Rick Wagner the second-most overrated free agency move thus far (ESPN Insider required). Here’s a snippet of what they said:
"Wagner, who is expected to play right tackle in Detroit, has shown some excellent play, but he had a few worryingly poor performances in 2015. He allowed 52 total QB pressures and did not run block well that season. He had a bounce-back season in 2016, but his career has been more of a roller coaster and has lacked consistency"
- Andre Holmes, who visited with the Lions earlier in free agency, will not be playing in Detroit this year:
FA WR Andre Holmes is signing with the #Bills, source said. For real this time— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2017
- Lions GM Bob Quinn apparently has scouts all over the place this year:
Lions have been EVERYWHERE on the pro day circuit. Bob Quinn learned a thing/2 from Belichick.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 16, 2017
Quinn and others were at Toledo’s Pro Day on Monday:
Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn & head coach Jim Caldwell at Pro Day today! pic.twitter.com/NlJ4iHiFbE— Toledo on Scout (@RocketsScout) March 20, 2017
- The NFL Competition Committee is meeting next week to discuss potential rule changes, among other things. One rule that is apparently on the table is to disallow players from jumping over the offensive line to block a kick.
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press lists seven available free agents that could still help the Lions.
- Darius Slay’s hair is no more:
- Bleacher Report’s Sean Tomlinson calls the Lions the fifth-most improved team from the first week in free agency.