Half of the fun of free agency isn’t the final results, but the ride. It’s the journey, not the destination, as they say.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to get a flurry of news and rumors as the Lions will likely be linked to tens of free agents, most of which they won’t end up signing. But if you’re like me, you have an insatiable desire for every little nugget of rumors that come in the Lions’ direction.
That’s where we’ll come in. Every tiny piece of news, we’ll log in our Detroit Lions free agency rumor tracker. If the Lions are hosting someone for a visit, you’ll see it here. If an analyst says Detroit is in a bidding war for someone, we’ll have it. And, of course, any time the Lions make an actual signing, it’ll be listed below.
Don’t forget to check out our Free Agency Tracker to see the statuses of all the Lions’ free agents and the players officially added/traded/cut.
News will file in starting at noon ET, but we’ve already had a few rumors flow in. Those have already been listed below.
HAPPY FREE AGENCY
- WR Tommylee Lewis - Visiting Lions on Friday
- RB Malcolm Brown - Visiting Lions on Friday
- TE Daniel Brown - Visiting Lions on Friday
- S Andrew Adams - Visiting Lions on Thursday. UPDATE: Adams signed a 1-year deal with Detroit
- TE Jesse James - Contract terms are out: 4-years, $25 million.
- DE Ezekiel Ansah - Has scheduled visits with Saints, Bills
- RB Zach Zenner - Drawing interest from Vikings
- EDGE Trey Flowers - Contract terms are out: 5 years, $90 million
- RB Zach Zenner - Re-signing with Lions
- G Oday Aboushi - Signing 1-year deal worth up to $2 million
- EDGE Trey Flowers - ESPN’s Dan Graziano calls the Lions a team to watch, as Flowers could get up to $18 million/year.
- LB C.J. Mosley - NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero says the Lions are “likely to be in on Mosley,” along with the Ravens, Jets, Colts, Eagles and Washington.
- LB/S Tyrann Mathieu - Lions, Chiefs and Texans interested in signing Mathieu, per Aaron Wilson
- RB Mark Ingram - Lions, Saints, Bears, Ravens and Packers have interest, per Fox 8 New Orleans
- **CB Justin Coleman - Lions closing in on a record-breaking deal for former Seattle DB**
- S Landon Collins is signing with Washington, per Josina Anderson. (6 years, $84 million)
- **EDGE Trey Flowers - Agreed to 5-year deal with Lions (~$16-17 million per year)**
- ** TE Jesse James** - Agreed to terms with Lions
- LB Trevor Bates released by Lions
- LB Anthony Barr - Lions are reportedly favorites to sign