5 2024 free agents on Super Bowl LVIII teams who should interest the Detroit Lions

As the Detroit Lions start to hone their free agency plan now, these five free agents who are on the teams participating in Super Bowl LVIII should be on their radar.

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Chiefs defensive end Mike Danna

Outside of Aidan Hutchinson (11.5 sacks), no other Lions' edge rusher had more than two sacks this season. And one of those (Julian Okwara) played in just nine games. That "other than Hutchinson" group of edge rushers is in line for an overhaul this offseason, with Charles Harris and Romeo Okwara notably gone. Having a healthy James Houston will be helpful, but an addition or two to bolster the pass rush off the edge has to be coming.

After being a part-time player over his first three seasons with the Chiefs, Danna started all 16 regular season games he played this year (74 percent of the snaps). He finished with 6.5 sacks, 50 total tackles and seven tackles for loss in his first year as a starter.

Danna has lined himself up for a sizeable raise from the less than $900,000 he made this year. That makes it less likely the Chiefs will be able to bring him back, and they have the remaining depth to not necessarily miss him.

For whatever it might be worth as he considers his options in free agency, Danna is a Detroit native and he played collegiately at Central Michigan before transferring to Michigan. But he also fits a big need for the Lions, and he has to be on the radar as someone to watch during the Super Bowl.