Missing Pieces the Detroit Lions Could Still Get

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Missing Pieces the Detroit Lions Could Still Get
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The Detroit Lions are nobody's Super Bowl favorite, and for good reason.

Oh sure, they're widely considered top-10, playoff material. They're even considered as potential Super Bowl contenders by people in both the local and national media.

But it's difficult to find them considered ranked as even the best team in their division, much less the best in football.

Much of that has to do with questions about their focus and health, but a lot more has to do with the fact that even at full strength, the team has some question marks.

This is, of course, the nature of the salary cap, but the Lions are not exactly loaded up with imposing playmakers at every position.

At least not ones with a proven track record of playing 16-plus games at a time.

With the understanding that the Lions are comfortable enough with the team to enter the season as is, and that the salary cap does not allow the Lions to go crazy with spending, there are still a number of available (and theoretically available) players who could strengthen what few weaknesses the Lions have left.

Depending on your perspective on trades and future roster cuts, there could be countless players that would fit well with the Detroit Lions that are "available."

And realistically, none of them are going to be guys that put the team over the top. Football doesn't work that way. But here are six players that are, at least, likely to fit in and bring some value.

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