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Notes: ESPN calls Lions 2nd-most improved team in free agency

On paper, the Lions are ‘winning’ free agency.

  • “Winning” free agency is always a precarious title. Rarely do the teams that spend the most money and make the most splashes in free agency see any sort of long-term success. That being said, ESPN’s John Clayton said the Detroit Lions are the second-most improved team after one week of free agency (Insider required). Here’s a snippet of his justification:

General manager Bob Quinn, who was hired last offseason, has turned a bad offensive line situation into one of the top units in the league -- on paper -- in signing Wagner ($20.5 million in guarantees) and Lang ($19 million in guarantees). Combined with emerging center Travis Swanson and Left Tackle Taylor Decker and left guard Graham Glasgow, both 2016 draft picks, Detroit's offense has a chance to take a step up.

  • In his interview with 97.1 The Ticket, new Lions guard T.J. Lang had some interesting things to say about his new team:

(Geoff Schwartz agrees)

  • Speaking of Lang and Aaron Rodgers, the Packers quarterback said his goodbyes via Twitter:

And Lang’s response:

  • Ty Schalter of The Lions Wire makes a compelling argument that Detroit’s focus on the offensive line is about improving the passing game, not the running game.

  • Here are the contract terms for new Lions receiver Keshawn Martin:

  • MLive has the top remaining players in free agency at the Lions’ biggest needs.

  • First the Boston Globe, now The Simpsons. Rough week for Lions fans in American culture:

  • Here’s a pretty neat rundown of the types of running plays used by each team:


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