The Detroit Lions are coming off a disappointing 2013 season and should be looking to the offseason with a sense of urgency. Obviously, besides the draft, the best way the Lions can improve would be through free agency.
The market is set to officially begin on March 11 with teams being able to communicate with free agents starting March 8. So while there's still time to research the finer points of each prospect, it's probably best to get the process started.
That's where I come in.
When flipping through this free-agency primer, remember that the Lions started out 6-3. There are good players on this team, so you won't find many outlandish splurges predicted for a team that is currently projected at $1.2 over the cap.