Karnage84 Posted January 19 Share Posted January 19 (edited) COACHING STAFF Ben Johnson returns as OC Glover Quin joins as DB Coach RE-SIGN Jamaal Williams, RB 3 year x $4.67M ($3.5M 2023 Cap Hit) < Emotional leader and a key cog in the rush offense Deshon Elliott, S 2 year x $6M ($2.5M 2023 Cap Hit) < Team leader that provides stability in the back end (Joseph is developing, Walker coming back from injury). He'll be 28 and possibly look to get a bigger deal showing he can play well and stay healthy Alex Anzalone, LB 1 year $2.4M John Cominsky, DE 2 Year $6.5M ($2.75M 2023 Cap Hit) < Wants to be here and is an important piece of a strong DL rotation Mike Hughes, CB 1 year $2.25M < Key veteran back up Isaiah Buggs, NT 2 year $4M ($1.5M 2023 Cap Hit) < Played well enough to be brought back on a new deal Josh Woods, LB/ST 1 Year $1.75M < Core ST player CJ Moore, S/ST 1 Year $750k < Core ST player Brock Wright, TE $940K ERFA Shane Zylstra, TE $940K ERFA Benito Jones, DT $940K ERFA Tommy Kraemer, OG $940K ERFA Anthony Pittman, Edge $940K ERFA The Lions opt to bring back a number of their free agents. Brad Holmes continues to work with short term contracts allowing flexibility in restructuring the roster. CUT Michael Brockers - Save $10M Cap Romeo Okwara - Save $7.5M Cap - It was between Romeo and Harris. The bigger cap savings won it over for now. Julian Okwara - Save $1.28M Cap MOVES ON Will Harris, CB - Harris has carved out a nickel CB role after a couple down years in Detroit. He's offered more money than Detroit would prefer to offer and both sides are ok Evan Brown, OC - Brown gets a starting OC gig elsewhere DJ Chark, WR - In a weak WR class, he's offered a contract that's too rich for the Lions as they want to give Jamo more opportunities DON'T RE-SIGN Austin Bryant Bobby Price Amani Oruwariye FREE AGENT MOVES Jamel Dean, CB 5 year $45M deal ($9M APY with $5.5M 2023 cap hit) - The Lions look to solidify the secondary with Brad Holmes' first big ticket FA in three years. At 26 years old and with a team full of uncertainty (Brady likely leaving, Bowles on the hot seat), Dean decides to become a part of the Brand New Lions and the culture Holmes/Campbell are creating Darius Slayton, WR 1 year $3.5M: Slayton saw what happened with DJ Chark and opts to join an offense led by Jared Goff and Ben Johnson to improve his chances at a bigger contract in 2024. TRADE Jeff Okudah to Cincinnati for a 2023 conditional 5th (Saves $5.2M; $5.4M Dead Cap): With the addition of Dean, the writing is on the wall for Okudah in Detroit. He wants a change of scenery and the Lions honour his request for a trade. He joins a young Bengals team that is currently in a playoff run. They're in need of a young CB and he's a scheme fit as they play the 5th most man (via PFF chart). Edited January 19 by Karnage84 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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