The Detroit Lions, and all other NFL teams, are now permitted to be in contact with the agents of players who will become free agents on March 12.
Teams can’t be in contact with the players, so it remains to be seen how much free agency work actually gets done before it officially opens, but you can bet front offices around the league will be working the weekend to get a feel for the market.
So who would you call first if you were Martin Mayhew? It’s a question I posed on twitter Friday evening. Here is a sampling of some of the answers:
@sidelionreport Reggie Bushhopefully his agent answers.
— Sank (@sanman20) March 9, 2013
@sidelionreport Reggie, Reggie, Reggie
— Nick Best (@NickBest2FL) March 9, 2013
But not everyone would make Reggie Bush their top priority.
@sidelionreport Donald Thomas.
— Michael (@Lionsfan93) March 9, 2013
@sidelionreport No one. The Lions should bypass the early over-spending.
— Matt Hughes (@hugo_rella) March 9, 2013