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With all the moves being made, where do we currently stand?



TE Brock Wright (signed tender)

TE Shane Zylstra (waived/injured)

DL Benito Jones (signed tender)

LB Anthony Pittman (signed tender)

LS Scott Daly (signed tender)



S Tracy Walker

DE Charles Harris

DE Romeo Okwara

P Jack Fox

OG Halapoulivaati Vaitai



RB Craig Reynolds

OT Matt Nelson

DL Isaiah Buggs

DL John Cominsky

LB Alex Anzalone

DB Will Harris

DB CJ Moore (cut)

K Michael Badgley (cut)

QB Nate Sudfeld

RB Justin Jackson (retired)


Agreed to Terms:

RB David Montgomery from Chicago Bears

CB Emmanuel Moseley from San Francisco 49ers

CB Cameron Sutton from Pittsburgh Steelers

OL Graham Glasgow from Denver Broncos

S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from Philadelphia Eagles

LS Jake McQuaide from Dallas Cowboys (cut)

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin from Houston Texans

WR Marvin Jones Jr from Jacksonville Jaguars

DL Christian Covington from L.A. Chargers (cut)

OL Germain Ifedi from Atlanta Falcons

K John Parker Romo from XFL

QB Teddy Bridgewater 



CB Jeff Okudah to Atlanta Falcons for 2023 5th rd pick (#159)

RB D’Andre Swift and 2023 7th rd  pick (#249) to Philadelphia for 2023 7th rd pick (#219) and 2025 4th rd pick

2026 conditional 7th rd pick for K Riley Patterson from Jacksonville

2025 conditional 6th rd pick for WR Denzel Mims  from Jets and a 2025 conditional 7th rd pick (waived)


Signed elsewhere:

RB Jamaal Williams to New Orleans Saints

SS DeShon Elliott to Miami Dolphins

OL Evan Brown to Seattle Seahawks

LB Chris Board to New England Patriots

CB Mike Hughes to Atlanta Falcons

DL Austin Bryant to San Francisco 49ers

CB Amani Oruwariye to New York Giants

LB Josh Woods to Arizona Cardinals

WR DJ Chark to Carolina Panthers


Draft Picks:

#12- Jahmyr Gibbs, RB Alabama

#18- Jack Campbell, LB Iowa

#34- Sam LaPorta, TE Iowa

#45- Brian Branch, DB Alabama 

#63- Hendon Hooker, QB Tennesseee

#96- Brodric Martin, DT Western Kentucky

#152- Colby Sorsdal, OT William & Mary

#219- Antoine Green, WR North Carolina 



QB Adrian Martinez Kansas State
RB Mohamed Ibrahim Minnesota (waived injured)
WR Chase Cota Oregon 
OL Connor Galvin Baylor
OL Ryan Swoboda UCF
LB Isaac Darkangelo Illinois (waived when they signed OL Ifedi)
S Brandon Joseph Notre Dame 
DB Starling Thomas UAB 
WR Keytaon Thompson Virginia (waived when they traded for K Patterson)
DE Zach Morton Akron
DE Chris Smith Notre Dame
C Brad Cecil South Florida
LB Trevor Nowaske Saginaw Valley State



QB- Jared Goff/Teddy Bridgewater

RB- David Montgomery/Jahmyr Gibbs/Craig Reynolds

FB- Jason Cabinda

WR- Marvin Jones Jr

LT- Taylor Decker/Colby Sorsdal

LG- Jonah Jackson/

OC- Frank Ragnow

RG- Halapoulivaati Vaitai/Graham Glasgow

RT- Penei Sewell/Matt Nelson

TE- Sam LaPorta/Brock Wright/James Mitchell

SLOT- Amon-Ra St. Brown/Kalif Raymond

WR- Josh Reynolds/Antoine Green 


DE- Charles Harris/James Houston/Josh Paschal

DT- Alim McNeill/Benito Jones

DT- Isaiah Buggs/Brodric Martin/Levi Onwuzurike

DE- Aidan Hutchinson/John Cominsky/Romeo Okwara

LB- Malcolm Rodriguez/Derrick Barnes/Anthony Pittman

LB- Alex Anzalone/Jack Campbell/Jalen Reeves-Maybin/Anthony Pittman

NB- Brian Branch/Will Harris

CB- Jerry Jacobs/Emmanuel Moseley

S- C.J. Gardner-Johnson/Tracy Walker

S- Kerby Joseph/Ifeatu Melifonwu

CB- Cam Sutton/Steven Gilmore/Khalil Dorsey


K- Riley Patterson

P- Jack Fox

LS- Scott Daly


SUS: Jameson Williams WR

IR: Nate Sudfeld QB/Julian Okwara LB

PUP: Hendon Hooker QB



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We still have Stenberg and Awosika at reserve IOL - I thought Awosika did an OK job. 

I think Buggs and McNeill are your two projected starters right now, McNeill played more 3T down the stretch.

Iffy Melifonwu is probably at safety, if it matters; Chase Lucas is a nickel.


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Moving Jamaal from Free Agent to Signed Elsewhere hurt. ☹️ He's the top guy all Lions fans wanted back. However, to be able to pick up someone like David Montgomery to replace him on the roster shows just how far this roster and team have come. We are getting quality FA to Detroit without massively overpaying them.

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If Glasgow is going to be the starter I can’t see them keeping V.  They still have around 19 mil and could bump that to 33 by cutting Okwara and V. 

Did they adjust Harris contract? His hit has gone up and is no longer a cut candidate according to over the cap

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9 minutes ago, BigC421/ said:

If Glasgow is going to be the starter I can’t see them keeping V.  They still have around 19 mil and could bump that to 33 by cutting Okwara and V. 

Did they adjust Harris contract? His hit has gone up and is no longer a cut candidate according to over the cap

Reportedly, Vaitai has nerve damage in his back. If that report is true, I don't see him sticking around no matter how great of a player he is. While I don't see Glasgow as the starting RG down the road, he's a nice stopgap who has familiarity with Ragnow and it allows the Lions to draft an OL without throwing them into the fire prematurely. 

Harris took a paycut to stay. He won't be cut. They already moved him money around. I thought it'd be between him and Romeo, where Romeo gives us more cap space. Now with Harris taking the paycut, I see Romeo getting cut if needed.

I think we aren't going to make alot more moves until the draft. 

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