1. Detroit Lions' Draft Backup Plan for Potential Free-Agent Misses

    The Detroit Lions entered free agency with some holes and not a lot of available cash to fill them all. That's why the 2015 NFL draft will be so important to this team. Don't get me wrong...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 12,156 reads 39 comments

  2. Detroit Lions Free-Agency Tracker: Updated Signings, Rumors and Grades

    The Detroit Lions waded into free agency like a six-year-old into the Atlantic after watching Jaws . They held their breath and feared the worst, and then they realized the unknown wasn't nearly as scary as imagined...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 27,902 reads 90 comments

  3. Pre-Free Agency Salary Cap Update for Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions will likely find themselves in a difficult situation when free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. ET March 10. While general manager Martin Mayhew and club president Tom Lewand know the salary cap has been set at $143...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 4,597 reads 12 comments

  4. Free Agent or Draft: How Should Detroit Lions Fill Their Biggest Holes?

    The Detroit Lions —who usually dig themselves into holes—actually have very few positions to address this offseason. But for those they do, the critical question is determining if there is better value in free agency or the 2015 NFL draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 6,149 reads 46 comments

  5. Detroit Lions' Blueprint for Winning Free Agency

    For once, the Detroit Lions won't enter free agency with a large shopping list, but the lack of length doesn't mean the items will be easy to attain. The first priority on this list won't surprise anyone...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 8,649 reads 36 comments

  6. Detroit Lions: Latest Free Agency News and Rumors

    The Detroit Lions enter free agency with one of those "good" problems—the team is already competitive...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 13,849 reads 31 comments

  7. 7 Hidden Gems the Detroit Lions Should Have Noticed at the Combine

    The Detroit Lions noticed all of the same people at the NFL Scouting Combine that you did. There's a cornerback from Connecticut who can jump farther than humanly possible and a couple of Spartans who like to get to Point A from Point B quickly...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 7,435 reads 16 comments

  8. Detroit Lions Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions, Post-Combine

    I have a confession. Until this very moment, I hadn't published a Detroit Lions mock draft, much less one that encompasses all seven rounds. Sure, there was an article outlining Detroit's round-by-round big board and others about potential targets.

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 17,205 reads 41 comments

  9. 6 Combine Studs Detroit Lions Must Have on Their Short List

    Day 1 of the 2015 NFL combine's on-field drills is in the books and the Detroit Lions —like every other team—got their first up-close look at potential prospects for the upcoming draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 3 months ago 11,131 reads 22 comments

  10. Detroit Lions: Latest Combine News and Rumors

    Like every other front office in the NFL , the Detroit Lions are playing it close to the vest with whom they'll be watching at the NFL combine. That leaves us in the dark...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 17,824 reads 57 comments

  11. 5 Free Agents Who Won't Be Signing with the Detroit Lions

    The NFL offseason is a time of unchecked optimism. All teams, including the Detroit Lions , seemingly have an unlimited array of options to improve, and fans can't help but dream about the endless possibilities...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 10,323 reads 31 comments

  12. Analyzing Detroit Lions' Best Trade Options with 23rd Pick in NFL Draft

    NFL mock drafts are always whining about how hard it is to project trades. Feh . The bold don't just embrace the possibility of a first-round trade, they write entire articles dedicated to the subject...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 15,731 reads 33 comments

  13. 6 Cuts That Could Create Cap Space for the Detroit Lions

    The final whistle of the Super Bowl signals the official kickoff of speculation season in the NFL . The Detroit Lions are itching to build on a solid 2014 but need to find some more cap space to do so...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 15,588 reads 32 comments

  14. Detroit Lions' Bargain Guide to the 2015 Offseason

    The Detroit Lions enter this offseason with a budget in mind and Super Bowl in their sights. There are a few big names that general manager Martin Mayhew will target, but the true ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 9,711 reads 28 comments

  15. Why Detroit Lions Must Absolutely Retain Ndamukong Suh

    It isn't about what the Detroit Lions want when it comes to re-signing Ndamukong Suh . It's about need. And they absolutely, unequivocally have to bring back arguably the game's most destructive defensive tackle...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 4,524 reads 37 comments

  16. Mid-Round NFL Draft Targets Who Could Start in Year 1 for Detroit Lions

    If the Detroit Lions are going to take the next step toward consistently contending, general manager Martin Mayhew must get better contributions from the middle rounds of the 2015 NFL draft than last year's offerings...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 6,009 reads 39 comments

  17. Why Detroit Lions Must Absolutely Draft Trae Waynes

    Rashean Mathis paired with Darius Slay in 2014 to give the Detroit Lions their best cornerback duo in decades...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 10,251 reads 57 comments

  18. Detroit Lions Free Agents: Ranking Re-Sign Priorities

    The Detroit Lions have a large list of free agents who will require decisions. General manager Martin Mayhew has already made one decision public, so I decided to help him by ranking ...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 10,408 reads 33 comments

  19. Detroit Lions Free Agency: Projecting Contract Offers for Detroit

    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has the fans on his side. Two playoff appearances in four years has laid the foundation for future success, but he has to kill this offseason to keep the Lions competitive, and it all begins with free agency.

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 4 months ago 10,955 reads 40 comments

  20. What Positions Offer Most Value for Detroit Lions in 2015 NFL Draft?

    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is under plenty of pressure to come through this offseason...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 6,364 reads 21 comments

  21. Cut, Keep or Restructure: Making Call on Detroit Lions' Worst Contracts

    If you don't perform well enough in the NFL to justify your current expense, you're gone. That's the nature of the salary cap era, and the Detroit Lions have a few players who will be under that level of scrutiny in the coming months...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 10,998 reads 33 comments

  22. Detroit Lions' Initial 2015 Round-by-Round Big Board

    Every team puts together a big board that breaks down its round-by-round rankings of the players who are likely to be available. Here, you get an inside look at what the Detroit Lions could be putting together in their war room right now...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 13,184 reads 58 comments

  23. 5 Prospects Detroit Lions Should Target in 2015 NFL Draft

    The Detroit Lions have some big free-agent decisions to make, but the most successful franchises build through the draft...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 12,537 reads 37 comments

  24. 6 Perfect Free-Agent Fits for Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions have over 20 players that could depart the den this offseason. Fans worried about keeping a good thing going should find hope in the form of free agents that would fit Detroit's scheme while complying with Detroit's salary cap...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 15,398 reads 40 comments

  25. What Can Detroit Lions Do to Clear More Salary Cap Space for 2015 Offseason?

    The fans and media can linger on the disappointment in Dallas, but the Detroit Lions as an organization have no choice but to move on. There's nothing that can be done about the loss...

    Brandon Alisoglu Written by Brandon Alisoglu about 5 months ago 10,924 reads 42 comments