The games are over and all that remains is the final determination as to who deserves a spot on the roster.
Last night, I speculated that Martin Mayhew’s decision regarding the running back position could be made for him if he chose to work the phones in attempt to bring back the biggest possible return. Jahvid Best and Jerome Felton have spots secured while Kevin Smith, Maurice Morris and DeDe Dorsey have varying degrees of usefulness. All three could be made available to the highest bidder.
Lions insider Tom Kowalski wrote today that the same strategy could be used to sort out a number of positions:
The Lions believe they have some players, particularly at running back, receiver and tackle, who might upgrade another team’s roster. Other clubs in the league might be willing to deal low draft choices because they might be too far down the pecking order on the waiver wire and won’t get a shot at a player.
Martin Mayhew has shown a knack for turning something into nothing in his short tenure as general manager. Snagging a few late round draft picks for player the Lions would likely otherwise cut would help solidifies his growing reputation .