4. CB Will Harris
The Lions' coaching staff likes to praise Harris for what he brings to the table as a versatile player and a consummate professional who will do whatever is asked of him. And those things certainly have a place. Ideally, just not as the best attributes of someone who plays a lot of defensive snaps.
Injuries pressed Harris into duty on practically a full time basis in the Lions' secondary for a few games before the bye. Over a three-game stretch (Week 5-Week 7), he played 96, 70 and 83 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps. If teams had been equipped (Carolina Panthers), able (Tampa Buccaneers) or sufficiently motivated (Baltimore Ravens) to take full advantage of his shortcomings as a cover man, it would have been ugly with a capital 'U.'
With Brian Branch and Jerry Jacobs both healthy in Week 8, Harris went back to the number of defensive snaps he should have most of the time (zero). That's very harsh, yes, but that doesn't make it any less true.
In the shadow of the remodeling of their secondary last offseason, which naturally pushed him into a smaller role, the Lions brought Harris back on a one-year deal. It's doubtful other teams were all that interested in him, but he's probably about to find out what's out there for him on the open market after this season.