Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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O’HARA: Who could the Lions target to sign, and keep, in free agency?
Mike O’Hara — DetroitLions.com

Mike O’Hara on which positions the Lions could be seeking to fill in free agency, who they should re-sign and more

In photos: Lions free agents, and their chances of staying
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

NFL free agency begins Tuesday, and the cash-strapped Lions have a few holes they need to fill.

The team will look for veteran safeties and wide receivers, two positions that are glaring weaknesses following the release of Louis Delmas and Nate Burleson, respectively.

All teams must be under the $133 million salary cap when free agency begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Lions are only about $11 million under the cap, which leaves little room to re-sign players before free agency starts.

Why the Detroit Lions Must Consider Drafting a Tackle in Round 1
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

It’s certainly an interesting concept to contemplate.

If either Auburn’s Greg Robinson or Jake Matthews of Texas A&M somehow fall to the 10th pick, that would almost certainly make either one the best player available, regardless of position.

It’s unlikely either will, but it’s not out of the question. Here’s one mock draft scenario in which it can happen:

Detroit Lions – Would Saints Lance Moore be a good fit?
Paula Pasche — Oakland Press

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported today (Thursday) that the New Orleans Saints are “shopping” wide receiver Lance Moore. And, as it so happens, the Lions need wide receivers.

Remember, new Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was the quarterbacks coach with the Saints the past five seasons so he knows Moore well.

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