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Saturday open thread: Do you think the Lions should add Rashad Jennings?

Should the Lions attempt to improve their backfield by adding Rashad Jennings?

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While the 90 Detroit Lions players currently on the roster prepare for training camp, which begins next week, the team will continue to monitor their roster and search for attempts to improve it.

One position that could be improved is the Lions’ backfield. Many expected Detroit to add a talented running back via the draft or free agency this year, but the Lions only added Matt Asiata two months into the free agency period and UDFA Tion Green.

However, former Giants running back Rashad Jennings told SiriusXM radio on Thursday that the Lions were one of five teams he has had “simple conversations” with. So today’s Question of the Day is:

Should the Detroit Lions add Rashad Jennings?

My answer: No. While I don’t doubt that Jennings could compete with Asiata (who, mind you, is no lock to make the team), the Lions just don’t have the resources to make this a priority. According to the NFLPA, Detroit has just $6 million in cap room. Though Jennings probably won’t cost much, given that he’s still a free agent in late July, Detroit has higher roster priorities than their third or fourth running back spot. With the suspensions to both Khyri Thornton and Armonty Bryant for the first month of the season, the Lions would be better off using their limited resources along the defensive line.

Your turn.


Should the Detroit Lions sign Rashad Jennings?

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  • 16%
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    Only if the Lions suffer an injury
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