The 5 Moves Detroit Lions Must Avoid in Free Agency

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The 5 Moves Detroit Lions Must Avoid in Free Agency
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

With free agency less than a week away, personnel departments for the 32 NFL teams are in overdrive trying to prioritize and value hundreds of potential players to sign.

While it's exciting to be able to go shopping on the free-agent market, teams that are smart in their spending fare a lot better than teams that go willy-nilly with an open checkbook.

One of the best ways to win in free agency is not to lose in free agency. Teams lose by overspending on misfit players—guys who were merely playing for a fat payday or players no longer able to produce what their contracts dictate they need to produce.

Here are five moves general manager Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions need to avoid making in free agency. 


All statistical information is from and all contractual information is from unless otherwise specified.

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