Creating Detroit Lions Free Agency Fall Back Plan

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Creating Detroit Lions Free Agency Fall Back Plan
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions are set to tackle the NFL free agency period when it officially begins on Tuesday, March 11 at 4 p.m. ET. 

Even though the franchise is going forward with heavy hearts in the wake of the death of owner William Ford Sr., they cannot afford to lose focus on improving Mr. Ford's beloved team.

With relatively limited cap resources—just under $11 million according to Over The Cap—the Lions are not likely to land any real big free-agent fish. 

Detroit would love to lure targets like Hakeem Nicks (pictured) or Alterraun Verner into the den, but it's unlikely the Lions have the cap resources to compete for more than one high-profile target. That forces general manager Martin Mayhew to have contingency plans in place.

Here are some of those contingency plans that Detroit should have in place as free agency begins...

Advanced statistics are courtesy of Pro Football Focus, which requires a subscription for premium content. 

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