NFL Free Agency Rumors 2011: Top 5 Targets for the Detroit Lions

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NFL Free Agency Rumors 2011: Top 5 Targets for the Detroit Lions
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With all signs pointing toward an end to the NFL lockout, it's time to start spreading rumors of the Detroit Lions' moves in free agency. The 2011 season is just around the corner, and all NFL teams will be frantically trying to fill roster holes via the free-agent market.

The Detroit Lions are one team that seems to be on the cusp of greatness. With all-everything receiver Calvin Johnson, All-Pro second-year defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, budding quarterback Matthew Stafford and explosive running back Jahvid Best leading the way, the Lions have the foundation laid for a run at dominance.

However, for that possibility to become a reality, some glaring holes need to be filled through free agency.

Two positions that will be heavily focused upon are linebacker and cornerback. Detroit has major needs at both positions, and here are five players who the Lions are rumored to be targeting the most.

While signing one of these players at a given position would make a deal with another player at the same position much less likely, that doesn't change the fact that any and all of these players are squarely on Detroit's radar.

So which players are most likely to fill the Lions' holes to get the franchise over the hump and into the playoffs? 

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