The 2014 NFL free-agency signing period begins Tuesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. ET. Teams have been free to negotiate with player agents since Saturday at 12 p.m. ET, which offers the chance for speculation and rumors to run rampant.
With just under $11 million of salary-cap room to shop with, the Lions are out of the top-shelf, free-agent market.
Detroit has been connected to several different players in one form or another. Some of these talks will bear free-agent fruit, while others will simply wilt on the rumor vine.
Heading into the signing period, here are some of the potential Lions mentioned in free agency. Which of these will join general manager Martin Mayhew, head coach Jim Caldwell and team president Tom Lewand (pictured above) in the next team program?