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Detroit Lions podcast: Free agency preview, Part 1: Ezekiel Ansah and the running game

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The PODcast crew goes all in on the Lions’ upcoming free agency period.

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With the franchise tag period now open for play, and a few teams already moving on from some cap casualties, we have officially entered the roster maneuvering portion of the offseason. In the next few weeks, we will see teams make a move on their own free agents, and before you know it, free agency will be upon us.

So after weeks of waiting, the PODcast finally, but begrudgingly, accepts that it’s time to preview the Detroit Lions’ free agency. On this week’s episode, we focus mostly on the offense and Detroit’s key decision on Ezekiel Ansah.

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This week’s episode:

  • FREE AGENCY PREVIEW BLOWOUT
  • Ezekiel Ansah: To franchise or not? Chris is ready to move on, while Ryan and Jeremy have reservations.
  • If Ziggy goes, who, if anyone, can replace him in free agency?
  • The PODcast crew breaks down Detroit’s key offensive free agents. Who stays and who goes?
  • The Lions need to establish the running game this offseason. We try to lay the blueprint on how they’ll do that.
  • We list the best running back fits for the Lions in free agency. Everyone seems to have a different favorite.
  • Mailbag tackles Italian food, peanut butter on burgers, best baby names for Lions players, and quarterback Royal Rumbles.