Overwhelming opinion was that the Detroit Lions would have to be heavily involved in the linebacker and cornerback market. The linebacker part has certainly played out at thought; Stephen Tulloch is being heavily pursued by the Lions front office and players alike. Nick Barnett has also become an option and he is showing some interest in the Lions via twitter.
The story is much different when it comes to cornerback. The Lions have reached an agreement to re-sign Brandon McDonald but that is hardly the news fans have been waiting for. Nnamdi Asomugha is clearly out of the picture for financial reasons, however other desirable corners such as Johnathan Joseph or Chris Carr could be in play. The only problem? The Lions don’t seem to be linked to any cornerback in particular.
The closest we’ve come to confirmation of the Lions’ activity in regards to cornerbacks was a tweet from ESPN’s John Clayton:
Following the advice of N. Suh of the Lions, the Lions are trying to get linebacker Stephen Tulloch and a cornerback.
Notice how he mentions Tulloch by name but the cornerback positions remains ambiguous? Yeah, me too.
Perhaps things will pick up once Nnamdi Asomugha agrees to a deal. With the market set the next highest rated players will likely fall in line. I get the sense the Lions are waiting for things to shake out rather than specifically targeting any one player. The Lions want value and that is hard to find when the market hasn’t been set. Things may be quiet now but that can change quickly.