After months of wondering what the Detroit Lions might be able to do in free agency with such limited cap space, it took all of a week for them to show just how fluid their financial situation was.
Without creating salary-cap casualties among their own key players, the Lions went out and made impact signings on both sides of the ball. Best of all, those deals were reasonable for both sides, with most of the new starters making between $4 to 5 million per year, on average.
But that raises an interesting question: Who will be the starters next year? The Lions signed some impact players in free agency, but they also lost some. Some of next year's starters are obvious, but some may not even be on the roster yet.
There's a long way to go before even the offseason rosters are set, but a number of positions appear to be shaping up. Here's a way-too-early look at what the Lions' starting lineup might look like some six months from now.